Oregon wolf pack has 2 more pups than expected

Oregon wolf pack has 2 more pups than expected
Photo courtesy ODFW

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Imnaha wolf pack in northeastern Oregon may have more pups than previously thought.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says aerial surveys documented 16 wolves in the pack, which would mean six pups, instead of just four.

Combined with the three adults and two pups in the Wenaha pack, that brings the count in Oregon to at least 21.

The department says the Imnaha pack is hanging out in an area with a wintering elk herd, and there were no reports in December of attacks on livestock.

The department also posted a new video taken Dec. 30. Wolf Coordinator Russ Morgan says the alpha female and two pups from the Imnaha pack came within 10 yards of biologist Roblyn Brown, who was out looking for tracks.

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