We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Photos Reveal Wandering Wolf OR-7 Has 3 Pups

  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region

Photo of one of OR-7's pups.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region

(AP) -- New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

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 before settling in southwest Oregon. The wolf gained worldwide fame as his GPS tracking collar showed his wanderings.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson Friday says the photos taken July 12 by an automatic camera in a remote section of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest show two gray pups.

Combined with one black pup Stephenson observed outside the pack's den back in June, that makes at least three. 

0725-or 7-pic -P

OR7 in southwestern Oregon. Photo by USFWS.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

 wolfor7U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service