An endangered gray wolf known as OR-54 that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California was found dead in Shasta County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says. https://t.co/aREzOoUtOy
Wolf OR-54, which took quite a journey in travels around Oregon and Northern California, had a sad ending when she was found dead in Shasta County. Hers is the state’s second wolf death in the last few months. Another wolf, OR-7, was shot to death in Modoc County in December.
The state did not say whether she was killed or died naturally. It is the second wolf death in California, following the shooting of a young male wolf in rural Modoc County in December, 2, 2018.
The daughter of OR-7, the first gray wolf to cross into the state from Oregon in almost 90 years, she explored far beyond her father’s footsteps.
Wearing a radio collar, she covered an estimated 7,646 miles – farther than across the continental United States and back — after leaving her birthplace in Oregon. She was the fourth pup from Oregon’s “Rogue Pack” known to have spent time in the Golden State.
BREAKING: California state wildlife officials have announced that OR-54, an endangered gray wolf, was found dead in Shasta County. “This is a tragic development for the early stages of wolf recovery in California.” ???— Amaroq Weiss, the Center https://t.co/QDj8821J8h
BREAKING Endangered gray wolf OR-54, daughter of of California’s famed first wolf OR-7, was found dead in CA's Shasta County yesterday. @CaliforniaDFW is currently investigating her death. She was 3-4 years old.