Wolf Pack Interbreeding In Oregon

EASTERN OREGON – Wolves, from different packs in eastern Oregon, have begun breeding with each other.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, this signals a necessary genetic interchange is taking place. Researchers made the discovery by analyzing scat from pups from one of the packs.

There are now six packs in eight different areas of Oregon. There are also wolves in other areas, but those groups are not yet big enough to be considered a pack.