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Oregon’s only confirmed breeding alpha male missing

[large thumbnail url=”oregons-only-confirmed-breeding-alpha-male-missing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”oregons-only-confirmed-breeding-alpha-male-missing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”21″] Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is concerned after the alpha male of the only confirmed breeding pair in the state has been missing for three weeks.

The La Grande Observer spoke to the state’s wolf coordinator, Russ Morgan, who said that the wolf  was collared in February.

The collar signal was lost three weeks ago – and while collar failures aren’t uncommon, according to Morgan – there is also a possibility that the important wolf is dead.

Oregon’s wolf plan requires that four breeding pairs be established in the eastern part of the Oregon prior to the wolves being eligible to be removed from the Endangered Species List in the state.

This story appeared on www.lagrandeobserver.com

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