First Wolves Born In Oregon Cascades Since The 1940s Caught On Camera (And They’re Adorable)

 Wolf pups have officially returned to Oregon. The dad, OR-7, is the “wandering wolf” who made headlines when he traveled across Oregon to California and back while wearing a GPS collar.

And his pups -- at least three, by the last count -- are the first to be born in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain region since the 1940s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The USFWS recently spotted OR-7, the female wolf and her pups on camera traps in a remote part of southern Oregon:

The gray wolf, extirpated across most of western America in the early 1900s, has made a successful return to states like Wyoming, Montana -- and now south Oregon. Welcome back, pups.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) biologists returned to the area Monday and observed two pups. It would be the first known wolves to breed in the Oregon Cascades since the mid-1940s.

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