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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:55 PM

Oregon-born gray wolf OR-93 dies after 'epic' California trek

Source: Associated Press

Oregon-born gray wolf dies after 'epic' California trek

Wed, November 24, 2021, 4:35 PM·2 min read

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, authorities said Wednesday.

No foul play was suspected in the death of the male wolf known as OR93, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a news release. Gray wolves are listed as endangered in California, where they were wiped out by the 1920s.

“Before his demise, he was documented traveling the farthest south in California since wolves returned to the state, which is historically wolf habitat. The last documented wolf that far south was captured in San Bernardino County in 1922,” the department said.

A truck driver reported spotting the dead wolf on Nov. 10 near the Kern County town of Lebec, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The carcass was located along a dirt trail near a frontage road running parallel to Interstate 5, and a warden who responded quickly identified the wolf as OR93 because of a radio tracking collar it wore, the department said.

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/oregon-born-gray-wolf-dies-203542078.html


Wolf OR-93. Photo courtesy of Austin James, Jr., Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:12 PM

1. He was amazing

To look at. Magnificent animal.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:58 AM

2. they are big. sat next to one in CO. a 'tame' one.

no scrunchies allowed. their heads are so much bigger.

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