He's back: Wandering wolf returns to Oregon from California
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) After wandering for about a year in Northern California, the wolf known as OR-7 has returned to Oregon.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department says he crossed the border Tuesday evening into southwest Klamath County.
And, the agency said Wednesday, it's possible OR-7 will be dividing his time between the two states.
OR-7 has traveled at least 3,000 miles in his three years. He broke away from a pack in northeast Oregon and trotted southwest in what biologists think is a search for a mate or another pack.
Biologists say his travels are extraordinary because most wolves tend to stay close to their place of birth.
His name marks him as the seventh Oregon wolf fitted with a tracking collar.
He crossed into California on December 28, 2011, the first confirmed wolf in the Golden State since 1924.
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