California's lone wolf exits state

Sacramento BeeMarch 2, 2012 

California has lost its wandering wolf.

The gray wolf known as OR7 crossed back into Oregon around noon Thursday, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, which has been monitoring its GPS collar along with the California Department of Fish and Game.

For two weeks, OR7 had lingered near the Oregon border in Siskiyou County, closely retracing the route that brought him into California on Dec. 28. He had traveled south as far as the outskirts of Susanville over the past two months.

The wolf is the first known in California in nearly 90 years, since the species was exterminated by hunters and trappers in the early 1900s. Read the full story at

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