Wolf OR-7 -- The Last One, The Only One
He has his own Twitter page, a Facebook page and numerous articles written about him. He's known far and wide, with fans all over the world. But what he doesn't have is a mate. They say a mate is what he's looking for, why he's wandering, that he left his pack in Oregon and became the only wild wolf in California, in his long search for a female that has taken him thousands of miles. Of course, he won't find any girlfriends in Cali -- he's it, and that's just too sad. I kind of hope he's merely on vacation, checking out the sights in the lovely Sierras. A couple of days ago, his Twitter feed posted: "Does the Westminster dog show have a wolf entry?" His online profile reads:
@WOLFOR7 -- Native Oregonian; California tourist. Grew up in troubled family. Daddy wanted by the law. Hobbies: wandering, ungulates. Don't call me Journey.
His name is Wolf OR-7. The state scores no points for creativity in naming wolves. He was born in Oregon in spring, 2009. It's not uncommon, apparently, for young wolves to disperse from their packs, in order to mate and stake out new territory. But this guy won't find anything like himself in California, where the last wolf was killed in 1924. His radio collar will run out of juice sometime this year and we won't be able to map his meanderings anymore. He'll truly be alone, then. Lone wolves don't usually live very long, according to the experts. I'm glad he's beating the odds. I hope he keeps on beating them, hope he finds what he's looking for someday, whatever it is.
Poor lonely guy...
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