"Four new packs of wolves have established themselves in California in the past
five months, bringing the grand total to eight new wolf packs since 2015 — and
The four packs, announced Wednesday by state wildlife officials, were
documented in Tehama County in central Northern California, Lassen and Plumas
counties in the northeastern part of the state, and Tulare County in the
Central Valley southeast of Fresno.
The Tulare County sighting of an adult female and four offspring was the
southernmost report of any wolf pack in California’s modern history, hundreds
of miles from the usual spots wolves have settled.
The sightings, and especially the presence in Tulare County, suggest that
California is becoming a more habitable environment for its endangered species
of gray wolves, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
“Holy smokes, what fantastic progress we’re witnessing in wolf recovery in
California,” Amaroq Weiss, a senior wolf advocate at the center, said in a news
release. “The homecoming of wolves to California is an epic story of a
resilient species we once tried to wipe from the face of the Earth.”
Though the gray wolf is native to California, the animal was hunted to
extinction in the 1920s, the Chronicle
reported. It is now illegal to
intentionally kill any wolves in the state."
Via Future Crunch
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