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  • November 24, 2021
Image of wolf OR-93

On Nov. 10, OR93 was found dead near Interstate 5 near the town of Lebec, California. Following a full investigation and necropsy, CDFW has determined that the wolf died from trauma consistent with vehicular strike and does not suspect foul play.

Categories: General, Rare Species, Species, Wildlife
  • October 1, 2021
Collared wolf lying on forest floor

Between September 20 and 26, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife received three separate reports of a gray wolf with a purple collar in northern Ventura County. CDFW staff began site inspections and have confirmed recent wolf tracks in the vicinity.

Categories: Rare Species, Species, Wildlife
  • March 22, 2021
wolf lying in brush

The GPS-collared gray wolf known as OR-93 continues to travel farther south in California than the collared wolves that have preceded him. CDFW announced he was in Modoc County in early February.

Categories: Wildlife
  • February 25, 2021

Another GPS-collared gray wolf has dispersed from Oregon into California. The wolf, known as OR-93, has traveled farther south in California than the collared wolves that have preceded him.

Categories: Rare Species

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