12 Dec '11, 8am

Lone Wolf On the Verge of Rediscovering California

Lone Wolf On the Verge of Rediscovering California

After the killing of California's last grey wolf 1924, following decades of undue persecution at the hands of cattle ranchers and trappers, the wild species was never to be seen in the state again. But now, nearly 90 years later, one wolf appears to be flirting with the idea of changing all that. Researchers recently tracked a young grey wolf's incredible solo trek from the northeastern corner of Oregon to just 30 miles from the California border -- covering 730 perilous miles in just two months. Now, with bated breath, both biologists and ranchers are waiting to see if the wolf will continue its journey south, though for entirely different reasons. At one time, grey wolves were among the most thriving species in the American west, that is until they were virtually wiped out due to hunting and trapping campaigns aimed at their eradication through the first half of the 20th...

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