Biologists strap GPS collar to Oregon wolf, report new pups

Biologists strap GPS collar to Oregon wolf, report new pups
OR-13 (ODFW photo)

LA GRANDE, Ore. - Biologists strapped a GPS tracking unit to another Oregon wolf last Sunday and report that a neighboring pack has at least four new pups.

This was the second time state biologists had trapped OR-13, now a two-year-old wolf of the Wenaha pack. She was caught as a pup in August 2010 but too small at the time for a tracking collar.

Now 85 pounds, OR-13 was caught by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists and fitted with the collar on Sunday, June 10, in the Wenaha Wildlife Management Unit in northeastern Oregon.

Earlier this month, biologists observed four new pups - at least - in the Imnaha pack.