Saturday, August 8, 2015

Photos confirm wandering wolf OR-7 has at least 2 new pups


Published: Aug 7, 2015
Photos confirm wandering wolf OR-7 has at least 2 new pups
A trail camera in June captured images of the yearling wolves playing.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Trail camera photos confirm that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered at least two new pups.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said Thursday that brings to seven the number of wolves in the Rogue pack, which lives on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in the Cascades of southwestern Oregon. That includes three pups from last year.

Biologists had confirmed the second set of pups last July, but didn't know how many.

OR-7 became famous as his GPS collar tracked his travels across Oregon and into Northern California in search of a mate. That collar's batteries have since died, and biologists have been unable to replace them.

Meanwhile, another collared wolf from OR-7s Imnaha pack has come to southwestern Oregon, and is living east of Klamath Marsh.

OR7 and his family now constitute the Rogue Pack in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
They are one of nine known wolf packs in Oregon. The packs and other confirmed pairs and lone wolves totaled 77 as of the end of 2014, according to ODFW.

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Yearling pups sired by wandering wolf OR7 (1)
 Yearling pups sired by wandering wolf OR7 (10)

Yearling pups sired by wandering wolf OR7 (3)
Yearling pups sired by wandering wolf OR7 (8)