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:
[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.