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DNA Samples Indicate Wolf OR-7’s Mate from Oregon

posted Oct 6, 2014, 8:21 PM by chloe owens

9/5/14, by Jeff Barnard, KOIN 6

DNA samples indicate wolf OR-7’s mate from Oregon

…The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that scat samples picked up by biologists in May and July were analyzed by a laboratory at the University of Idaho.  The report says DNA extracted from the scat show the mate is indeed a wolf, and two of the pups belong to OR-7 and his mate.  The report does not specifically say where the mate comes from, but she is related to the Minam and Snake River packs in northeastern Oregon.  They each occupy territories neighboring OR-7’s Imnaha pack.