Biologists put GPS collar on Oregon wolf

WALLOWA, Ore. - Biologists fitted a 96-pound male wolf with a GPS tracking collar, the only member of the Wenaha pack in northwestern Wallowa County currently outfitted with a tracking device.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife collared a wolf from this pack back in August 2010, but that wolf was later found dead.

This wolf, dubbed OR12, was released in good condition.

The Wenaha pack is estimated to have four to five wolves and produced one pup last year.

Biologists said it is not clear if the wolf collared is the alpha male of the pack.

The Wenaha wolf pack uses portions of Wallowa and Umatilla counties.