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OR7 is the Father of Wolf Pups

Courtesy of ODFW

Courtesy of ODFW

PORTLAND, Ore. – Wildlife officials are confirming Wolf OR7 is the father of wolf pups. OR7, his mate, and their babies are located in the Southwest Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Biologists suspected OR7 had a mate somewhere in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest after capturing images of a black female wolf from remote cameras in the area. U.S. Fish and Wildlife and ODFW biologists returned to the area on Monday and discovered two pups.

Samples were taken from the area for DNA analysis, which they said could take several weeks. They believe there could be more pups because litters usually have four to six pups.

Biologists said this may be the first known wolf reproduction in the Oregon Cascades since the mid-1940s.

Wolves throughout Oregon are protected by the state Endangered Species Act. At the end of last year, there were 64 known wolves in Oregon.

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  1. JB says:

    And then deer and elk made the endangered species list, followed by the Oregon hunter. Gosh there must have been a good reason these things were eradicated to begin with. Oh that’s right they were killing machines. Sea lions of the woods.

    1. Arcanobacter hemolyticum says:

      IS this the end of hunters in Oregon???

      GOOD RIDDANCE !! self-centered bozos w/ a misplaced sense of entitlement. You don’t own the forests, you don’t run the state, at least not anymore, and your values are prosaic and antiquated.

    2. petluvr says:

      Ugh, I think the killing machines are the humans – with cars, guns and bow and arrows. Not to mention poisons, steel leg hold traps and destruction of habitat.

  2. SAB says:

    Welcome news! Wolves are beautiful animals and belong in the western states.

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