OR7, a lone wolf originally from northeast Oregon that has traveled to California and back to Oregon, may have found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
In early May, remote cameras on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest captured several images of what appears to be a black female wolf in the same area where OR7 is currently located. Based on data, it appears likely that the new wolf and OR7 have paired up and may have denned. If that is correct, they would be rearing pups at this time of year.
The Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife probably won’t be able to confirm the presence of pups until June or later.
See the news release here: FWS - Pacific Region - Wolf
Photos by US Fish and Wildlife Service
(via: USFWS_Pacific Region)