Has Or7 Finally Found Love?

OR7 Lady Love Black Wolf

Is this OR7 Lady Love? 

( “Black female wolf in the same area where OR-7’s GPS collar shows he has been living.” USFWS)

Looks like our wandering hero, OR7, has finally found his lady-love, a striking black female, pictured above, caught on remote camera by USFWS, in the area where OR7 has been living. Can you imagine how beautiful those pups are going to be? Good work Journey! Your persistence paid off (: Finally some good news for a change!!!

This will be the first breeding pair in the Oregon Cascade Mountains for a very, very long time, since the early 1900’s!

Way to go Journey, we certainly want your genes reproduced, you’re a hell of a wolf! HOWLS!!!!

Wandering Oregon wolf may have found a mate

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, dubbed OR-7, may have found the mate he has trekked thousands of miles looking for, wildlife authorities said Monday. It’s likely the pair spawned pups, and if confirmed, the rare predators would be the first breeding pair of wolves in the Oregon’s Cascade Range since the early 1900s.

 Officials said cameras in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in the southern Cascades captured several images of what appears to be a female wolf in the same area where OR-7’s GPS collar shows he has been living.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said it is not proof, but it is likely the two wolves mated over the winter and are rearing pups that would have been born in April. Biologists won’t start looking for a den until June, to avoid endangering the pups.

“It’s amazing that he appears to have found a mate,” Stephenson said. “I didn’t think it would happen. It makes me more impressed with the ability of wolves to survive and find one another.”

Young wolves typically leave their pack and strike out for a new territory, hoping to find a mate and start a new pack.

OR-7 has been looking for a mate since leaving the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon in September 2011. His travels have taken him thousands of miles as he crossed highways, deserts and ranches in Oregon, moved down the spine of the Cascade Range deep into Northern California and then back to Oregon, all without getting shot, having an accident or starving

READ MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/wandering-oregon-wolf-may-found-mate-225102258.html



Photos: USFWS

Posted in: gray wolf, OR7

Tags: Or7, Journey, finding a mate, wolves in Oregon Cascades, positive news , black female wolf

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  1. Stay safe Or-7 with your new beautiful lady wolf


    • Yes, Darlene, we want them safe and sound, they are in a great spot. So happy to hear something truly wonderful and positive.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,


  2. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.


  3. I know it sounds a little selfish, but I’d love to see Journey and his lady come back to Northern California…we’ve been without wolves for far too long, also. Wherever they stay, bless them both!


  4. Wonderful news!


  5. What a handsome boy! May the hands of love protect both of you and your pups. Godspeed.


  6. Fantastic news!


  7. We Thank you for your hard work, and that you believe in LOVE. Namaste.


  8. Absolutely great news!!


  9. The ESA protections for wolves that were lifted in parts of the country and the plans to lift ESA protections for wolves across the entire country is not because they are no longer endangered, it is because of crooked politicians and the special trophy hunting and ranching interests they serve. The time to speak out and fight back for wolves is now! To everyone who is angered by what has been done and is being done to wolves by trophy hunting interests and crooked government officials, and want the slaughter to stop, and want ESA protections restored for wolves so maybe OR 7, his possible family, and the other wolves in our country can have a chance at survival and not be exterminated like the wolves from 100 years ago were, then please look up the Speak For Wolves website and consider joining us in Yellowstone for a rally for wolves next month.



  10. thank you very much for the good news about or7 and his beloved to be happy and protected


  11. Yay for OR7!!!!!!


  12. From Defenders of Wildlife: “Oregon’s lonely wandering wolf may have found love at last.

    Recent remote cameras have captured images of a black female wolf in the same area as OR-7. Scientists believe it is likely the two wolves have mated and may even be denning with a litter of pups!

    OR-7 made news back in late 2011, when he became the first known wild wolf in California since 1924. The lone male spends most of his time in southwest Oregon, but has visited the Golden State a number of times, as recently as this February.

    If the pair has indeed produced a litter, they would be the first pups born in the Oregon Cascade Mountains in nearly a century. Hopefully, this is a sign that it will only be a matter of time before wolves make an historic and permanent return to the California wild.”


    • Yes, I’m almost afraid to comment for fear of it being ruined. 😥




  14. me too! I am afraid for both of them- too bad we cannot form a ring around them -somehow? I also wish they would come down here to California where we at least have a sane fish & wildlife (at least for now!)


  15. This is so exciting, I can’t even put into words how excited I am! I wish OR7 and his mate the best of luck in the years to come!

    And did you guys here, it has been confirmed that OR7 has pups! At least two of them in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest! You can read more about this extremely exciting news here: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/06/or-7_biologists_confirm_he_has.html

    Also, the California Fish and Game Commission has voted to give the gray wolf protection under the state Endangered Species List!


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