Wandering Oregon wolf has pups in Cascade Range

Jun 04, 2014 by Jeff Barnard
This June 2, 2014, photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, shows two wolf pups fathered by Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, peering out from a den in the Cascade Range east of Medford, Ore. They are the first known pups born in the Cascades of Oregon since the 1940s. OR-7 left his pack in northeastern Oregon in 2011 in search of a mate, traveling thousands of miles across Oregon and into Northern California before finding one last winter in the southern Cascades. A GPS tracking collar led state and federal biologists to the site on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Biologists say Oregon's famous wandering wolf has fathered pups with a mate in the southern Cascade Range—the first confirmed wolf pack in those mountains since the 1940s.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that biologists went to a site on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest east of Medford on Monday where photos and a GPS tracking collar showed the wolf known as OR-7 has been living with a mate. They saw two and may have heard more.

OR-7 set off in search of a mate in September 2011, covering thousands of miles from his birthplace in northeastern Oregon to Northern California and back into southwestern Oregon.

He is a descendant of wolves that were reintroduced in Idaho then migrated into Oregon in the 1990s.

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