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

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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 pups!]
[The new family man, OR-7.]

[OR-7's mate (who doesn't have a name or number).]

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.

[Images via USFWS]