California's only known wolf pack produces new litter of pups

published 27.07.2020 20:12

The only known wolf family in California has produced a new litter of pups, its fourth, building on a gradual recovery of the species in the US west.

The Lassen pack apparently lost its original father, a wolf not spotted since June last year.

The family is only the second confirmed wolf pack in California in the past 100 years, and was first identified in 2017.

While California state law protects the wolves, neighbouring states such as Oregon do not have such safeguards.

“We’re elated at the birth of the Lassen pack’s endearing pups, who are breathing new life into the Golden State’s wolf recovery,” said Amaroq Weiss, a senior west coast wolf advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity.

by Oliver Milman from theguardian.com

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