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First wolves born in Oregon since 1940s

by: PHOTO COURTESY US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - Wolf pups were spotted by biologists Monday in Rogue River-Sikiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon.Wolf pups were spotted by biologists this week in the Rogue River-Sikiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon, the first confirmed wolves born in the Oregon Cascades since the mid-1940s.

A wild wolf known as OR7, which migrated from northeast Oregon, was spotted earlier by remote cameras with a litter of wolf pups, and a black female wolf was spotted in the same area.

Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife trekked into the area and observed two pups. They say it’s likely there are more pups, since wolf litters typically number four to six pups.

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