Endangered Wolves Found Dead in Oregon: Urgent Action Needed

Endangered Wolves Found Dead in Oregon: Urgent Action Needed

Breaking News: Endangered Wolves Found Dead in Oregon

Tragic news has emerged from southern Oregon as the bodies of three endangered gray wolves were discovered. The wolves were found after the collars of two of them emitted a distress signal on December 29. This prompted a swift response from state wildlife protection personnel and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Authorities followed the signals and located the bodies of two collared wolves and one wolf without a collar in the east of Bly, Oregon. Unfortunately, no information has been released regarding the cause of their deaths.

In response to this devastating incident, a $50,000 reward is being offered for any information that may lead to an arrest, criminal conviction, or civil penalty assessment associated with the deaths of these animals.

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the two collared wolves were identified as OR115, the breeding female of the Gearhart Mountain Pack, and OR142, a subadult. The third wolf was also a subadult.

This area, spanning across Klamath and Lake counties, is known for its wolf activity. Gray wolves in the western two-thirds of Oregon are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Gearhart Mountain pack, where these wolves belonged, is now left with only seven individuals, including the breeding male, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Further details about the circumstances surrounding the wolves' deaths are yet to be disclosed. CNN has reached out to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for more information.

Anyone who has any information relating to this case is urged to contact the federal agency or the Oregon State Police, as per the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Let's hope that justice is served for these beautiful creatures and that measures will be taken to prevent such tragic losses in the future.

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