Top Line

California officials said on Wednesday that a gray wolf, whose 935-mile solitary journey from Oregon to California attracted wildlife experts earlier this year, has died in an apparent vehicle collision, the wolf has since killed. made it further south than any other known member of its species. Nearly a century ago the Golden State disappeared.

important facts

- Advertisement -

A truck driver spotted the dead wolf – named OR-93 – two weeks ago near an interstate in rural Kern County, California, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said It appears to have died from a vehicle strike.

Born in 2019, OR-93 split from its pack in northern Oregon – possibly looking for a mate, Some experts Say – and first traveled to Northern California at the end of January.

OR-93 eventually reached San Luis Obispo County by April, traveling at least 935 miles, and when the electronic tracking collar monitoring OR-93’s trek stopped transmitting new data about six months ago. given, then the state sometimes logged in Seen in San Luis Obispo and other counties north of Los Angeles.

California officials Say OR-93 has made it further south than any other known wolf since 1922, and its journey through California attracted interest from wildlife officer And conservationists eager to allow wolves reestablish itself in California.

- Advertisement -