MEDFORD — State biologists say Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, appears to be denned up for a second set of pups in the southern Cascades.
The wolf’s satellite tracking collar has finally died, but state Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are still getting a faint signal from the radio portion of the collar,.
They can track that with hand-held antennas, and the signal indicates OR-7’s pack has stopped moving around.
Biologist Mark Vargas says biologists won’t disturb the wolves to check for pups until the denning season ends.
OR-7 became famous as his GPS collar, put on in 2011, showed him trekking across Oregon and into Northern California in search of a mate, which he found. Their first pups arrived last year.