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Biologists collar wolf from Oregon’s Wehana pack

[large thumbnail url=”biologists-collar-wolf-from-oregons-wehana-pack” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologists-collar-wolf-from-oregons-wehana-pack” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] For the first time, biologists were able to capture a member of Oregon’s Wehana pack. They caught a young male wolf from the pack and fitted him with a radio tracking collar before releasing him.

A two-year-old male gray wolf belonging to Oregon’s Wenaha wolf pack was captured, radio-collared and released on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

This is the first wolf in the Wenaha pack to be collared and will allow biologists to track the pack, make a more accurate population estimate, monitor breeding activity and collar other wolves in the pack.

The capture of the wolf was a collaborative effort between ODFW, Umatilla National Forest and the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service. The 97-pound wolf was in good condition.

You can read the entire article on KVAL.com: Biologists put tracking collar on Oregon wolf

You can also see a 6 photo slideshow featuring the wolf.

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