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State tracking wolves across Oregon

[large thumbnail url=”state-tracking-wolves-across-oregon” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”state-tracking-wolves-across-oregon” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”22″] Last February, scientists captured and examined a handful of Oregon’s newest wildlife residents called “Timber Wolves.”

In a unique, state-sponsored aerial capture, a female wolf was darted and state wildlife biologist, Russ Morgan, replaced a radio collar on her.

He said the animal was well known to the experts who keep tabs on wolves in Oregon:

“Last summer, we documented that she had more than one animal with her; in fact, she had pups which means she’s an alpha female. Recently, because of the collar that we had on her, we were able to capture even more animals and put more collars on them. That really helps us to keep tabs on their movements and their behaviors.”

Morgan said there have been scattered wolf sightings not just in the Wallowa Mountains but the Cascade Mountains too.

He said that should not be a surprise to people who have followed wolves in Oregon over the past decade…

Read the entire article on kgw.com: State tracking wolves across Oregon

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