Takaya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, has been shot and killed

Takaya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, has been shot and killed
CTV News Vancouver Island has confirmed Takaya, a well known wolf who spent years living alone on Discovery Island, has died this week.

Cheryl Alexander is a conservation photographer who has been following one of natures great predators for years and said the animal was shot by a hunter.

Ive been crying for the last couple of hours, said Alexander. Its heartbreaking.

She lives in Victoria and has been following, documenting and studying the lone wolf named Takaya, which lived on Discovery Island off the coast of Oak Bay, for six years.

In January, Takaya was seen scurrying down the sidewalks of James Bay and was tranquilized by conservation officers. He was then relocated and released into the wild at an undisclosed location.
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