GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists have found evidence that Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered a second set of pups.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday that when biologists were picking up trail cameras set to record OR-7s Rogue Pack in the Cascades east of Medford, they found fresh scat confirming a second set of pups, though just how many is not known.
The trail cameras captured pictures June 24 of two yearlings from OR-7’s first set of three pups born last year.
OR-7 became famous when he left northeastern Oregon and traveled across the state and into Northern California in search of a mate. He eventually found one and fathered the first wolf pack in southwestern Oregon in more than six decades.