Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Whole New Pack

By 1924, wolves in California had been hunted, trapped and slaughtered to extinction...

In 2011 a wandering wolf, OR-7, was found in Northern California, the first wolf to be sighted in California in nearly 90 years. He and his pack roam between California and Oregon.

Last week a new pack, consisting of a mom, dad, and three babies, were sighted in California's Siskiyou wilderness.  The 1.8 million acre Siskiyou wilderness is bordered by the Pacific ocean on the west and extends well into the Siskiyou mountains in the east and the Cascade Mountains in the north.  Its a great area for wolves, rich in food, water,  shelter and thousands of miles of wilderness.  Unlike the poor wolves in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, California wolves are protected from being murdered by humans by the California Endangered Species Act.
Above and below is what some of their home looks like...

Photos from Pinterest.


  1. Thank you so much for the info. It so good to hear that. I wish them well.... Surely you would think they would thrive there.......... Hugs! deb

  2. Heartbreaking what happened to their magnificent ancestors.
    May these wonderful wolves finally be able to enjoy a life free from fear of being hunted.
    I hope numbers grow and once again become an important part of the wilderness ecosystem.
    Thank you, Victoria xx


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