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California’s Lassen Wolf Pack Has Pups Second Straight Year

posted Sep 18, 2018, 11:37 PM by chloe owens

7/28/2018, by Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity

California’s Lassen Wolf Pack Has Pups Second Straight Year

California’s only known existing wolf family, the Lassen pack, has produced its second litter of pups. An article published by the Plumas County News yesterday reported that California Department of Fish and Wildlife wolf biologist Kent Laudon told Plumas County officials at a July 17th meeting that the pack has up to five new pups this year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently signaled its intention to strip legal protections from wolves across the country, including California and Oregon, which houses the source population for California’s wolves. That would place any future wolf recovery in grave danger. “We’re thrilled the Lassen pack had these adorable pups, who will breathe new life into wolf recovery in the Golden State,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity. “These little ones are hopeful symbols at a time when the Trump administration is about to strip wolves across the country of protections that are crucial to their survival.”