Ore. biologists find young gray wolf
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
JOSEPH, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon biologists have found another gray wolf, bringing the state's known population to 25.
The Oregonian reports that (http://is.gd/k5Tqlt ) photos captured by an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife remote camera show that the state's Wenaha pack produced a pup earlier this year.
The photos -- from a forest in western Wallowa County -- show a half-grown young wolf with a full coat of gray fur. They provide the first indication that the pack's alpha male and female reproduced.
ODFW spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy says the pup is believed to have been born last spring.
With confirmation that the Wenaha pack had a pup, state biologists say all of Oregon's four wolf packs have reproduced this year.
The packs are all in the state's rugged northeastern corner.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com