Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration

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Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration

Post by Blightwolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:49 am

Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration
February 1, 2011

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Increased sightings of the endangered Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf in northeastern Oregon suggest to wildlife biologists that the animals have begun a migration from Idaho that could spread to Washington by the summer.

But state wildlife biologist Mark Kirsch isn't prepared to call the wolves a pack yet, the East Oregonian reports. Kirsch says it's unclear what kind of "social formation" the wolves are in.

While single wolves have entered Oregon and left, Kirsch says this group of wolves apparently will stay.

Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves have federal and state endangered species protection. There have been no efforts to reintroduce wolves in Oregon after people killed the animal off about 80 years ago.

Kirsch says the migration from Idaho is natural, and not a result of habitat loss.

Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_o ... regon.html
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Re: Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration

Post by Thandi » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:01 pm

Well, hopefully the 'social formation' won't have any trouble with humans in Oregon if they plan to stay.
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Re: Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration

Post by Koa » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:15 pm

This is interesting - thanks for posting this, Blightwolf!
If you don't mind, I believe this may deal with Wolf Conservation so I'll move it there. (;
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Re: Endangered gray wolf starts Oregon migration

Post by Zethra » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:27 am

That's interesting, I hope that there wont be any problems with the wolves moving to Oregon, judging by the history.
Thanks for posting this Blight.
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