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OR-7’s yearling pups caught on camera; second litter has been born 

  Memories from OR7 Oregon celebrity wolf OR-7 and his mate are parenting a second litter of pups, and all three of the yearlings born last spring have survived through the winter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service learned those details from a trail camera placed near the Rogue Pack's den in southern Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. A time-lapse video published today shows two of the yearlings trotting and tussling, looking healthy and playful. Source: OR-7's yearling pups caught on camera; second litter has been born | OregonLive.com

By | 2016-07-28T19:34:06+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Oregon|0 Comments

Oregon’s wolf OR-7: Fresh photos confirm pack has at least 3 pups 

Fresh photos snapped in the wilds of southern Oregon confirm that the state's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three mouths to feed. The images show two gray pups in about the same area where last month John Stephenson, a wolf coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, captured pictures of a black pup. Stephenson, who's been monitoring feeds from OR-7's radio collar, suspects the litter is even bigger. They usually range from four to six pups. But getting a family portrait is tough. The cameras, located in a remote area of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, are [...]

By | 2016-07-28T19:27:53+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Oregon|0 Comments

Whole-genome sequence analysis shows that two endemic species of North American wolf 

he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) accepts the species status of both red and eastern wolves, with markedly divergent conservation implications. The red wolf is protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, the endangered eastern wolf, which was only recently recognized as a distinct species (8–14) and is currently restricted to a small portion of its historic range, would not be listed under the current political landscape. Instead, the acceptance of the eastern wolf species has led the USFWS to propose the delisting of the gray wolf. The reasoning for this action is that the historical range [...]

By | 2016-07-28T17:01:21+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Protect The Wolves Articles|0 Comments

Scientists find only one true wolf species in North America 

How many species of wolves live in America? A new study suggests there is just one. The group analyzed the genomes of 12 pure gray wolves from areas with no coyotes, three coyotes from areas where there were no gray wolves, as well as six eastern wolves and three red wolves. They were looking for any mysterious genetic material that was not gray wolf or coyote, and could be uniquely considered red wolf or eastern wolf. “In humans from Eurasia you can pick up 1-4% Neanderthal DNA — in the red and eastern wolves we thought we might find 20-30% of genes [...]

By | 2016-07-28T15:30:06+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Wolf News|1 Comment