MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the state’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, may have finally found a mate.
ODFW says cameras on the Rogue River in the Siskiyou National Forest captured several images of what appears to be a black female wolf in the same area where OR-7’s GPS collar shows he has been living, Monday.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson says it is not proof, but it is likely the two wolves mated and are rearing pups. If confirmed, they would be the first breeding pair of wolves in the Oregon Cascades since the early 1900s.
OR-7 has been looking for a mate since he left the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon in September 2011.