Biologists with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have captured video of six wolf pups from White River pack. The north-central Oregon pack is relatively new, with this litter being only its second produced.
The trail cam footage, posted on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Oregon Facebook page, catches the excitement of the six new wolf pups as they listen to other wolves howl in the distance.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the promise of food could be the motivation for the enthusiasm.
The White River wolf pack’s territory covers part of the Warm Springs Reservation about 20 miles south of Mount Hood. The pack was officially recognized earlier this year after producing three surviving pups in 2018.
The White River pack is located in an area of the state where gray wolves are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.