The detection of one adult female and four cubs in Sequoia National Forest offers hope to conservationists. Suggesting that the state’s wolf population is starting to flourish under federal protections.
Wildlife authorities scrutinized the tracks, gathering droppings and fur samples for genetic analysis. Through this process, they determined that the adult female is a direct descendant of OR-7
Following his arrival in California, OR-7’s presence prompted activists to rally for wolf conservation, ultimately leading to the state’s decision to extend protective measures