"The Whaleback Pack, living in Northern California’s Siskiyou County, delivered
a historic litter of pups in 2022. The California Department of Fish and
Wildlife confirmed the pack added 8 pups this year, the largest known litter of
wolf pups in over 100 years.
The Whaleback Pack now sits at 10 known wolves after the male gray wolf, dubbed
OR-85, mated with the female for the second time in two years. With the wolf
pack delivering 15 pups in just two years of living in NorCal, they now sit as
a crucial part of the controversial reintroduction of wolves in the state.
The Whaleback Pack is joined by just two other known wolf packs in California,
the Lassen Pack and Beckwourth Pack. The Lassen Pack currently sits at
approximately 12 wolves, while the Beckwourth Pack is around 2 to 3 wolves. It
was recently confirmed that the breeding male of the Beckwourth Pack was born
in the Lassen Pack, and is a potential great grandson of the trailblazing OR7,
who was the first known wolf in the state in over 100 years."
Via Christoph S.
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics