LA GRANDE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says two gray wolves discovered this spring in eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains between Pendleton and La Grande have at least three pups this summer.
A remote camera documented the pups July 21. Their parents were spotted in April in the Mount Emily Game Management Unit northwest of Summerville in Union County.
The Oregonian reports biologists have confirmed reproduction in seven known wolf packs in Oregon. The exact number is unknown until there’s an official count at the end of the year.
The last census counted at least 46 wolves in the state.