A camera captured images of three yearling wolves playing in June, providing biologists with confirmation the offspring of Oregon's wandering wolf OR7 and his mate have survived.

 And while a second set of pups have not yet been seen, fresh pup scat found near the camera suggests the wolves have had a second set of pups this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday.

OR7 gained famed in 2011 after leaving his pack in northeastern Oregon and walking across the Cascades to southern Oregon and across the border into California, the first wolf in the Golden State in generations.

The wandering wolf returned to Oregon, where he found a mate and produced the first documented litter of pups in the Cascade ranges since wolves were eliminated from the state decades ago.

OR7 and his family now constitute the Rogue Pack in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

They are one of nine known wolf packs in Oregon. The packs and other confirmed pairs and lone wolves totaled 77 as of the end of 2014, according to ODFW.

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