Here’s some exciting wolf news from California: the California Department of Fish and Wildlife captured two gray wolves in mid-March, put satellite collars on them, took DNA samples, and released them back into the wild.1

One wolf is known as OR85, who had been captured and collared in Oregon three years ago, but the collar stopped working. The other wolf is the offspring of OR85 from two years ago.1

What’s really exciting about this is that the data the scientists collect from these wolves can then be shared with others who work in agriculture so they can set up nonlethal methods to deter wolves from their livestock.1

With today’s technology, there are numerous ways that scientists can keep track of animals so that we can learn more about them to help with conservation. That includes satellite tracking, GPS tracking, and VHS radio tracking. This is called Wildlife Telemetry. Click here to learn more about it in our blog! 

The more we can learn about animals, the easier we can figure out what affects them and how we can help them thrive in the wild – just like what the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is doing with these two gray wolves they just captured and released.

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