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Welcome back, gray wolf

Welcome back, gray wolf

Well, hello there, Shasta Pack. California had been expecting a return of gray wolves since a lone male with a radio collar named OR7 wandered in from Oregon four years ago, and then wandered back. But the discovery of seven other wolves in southern Siskiyou County this month — two adults and five pups that show every intention of staying — caught the state by surprise and a little underprepared. It's been more than 90 years since California had a single wild wolf residing in the state, let alone a pack, thanks to a shameful government-sponsored eradication effort that also did in the state's grizzly bears. The return of the northern gray wolf is a welcome...

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