|Imnaha Wolf Pups
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
The Imnaha wolf pack has at least four new pups this year, images captured on a motion-triggered trail camera show.
An image taken July 3 (attached) marks the first visual observation of new pups this year. The pack may have more pups than these four.
Wolf pups are born in mid-April and litters average four to six pups. Pups generally become active outside their pack’s den in June.
Six adult wolves were also seen in the images captured by the trail camera, including the alpha female. Past evidence, including a video taken November 2009, indicate at least 10 wolves made up the Imnaha pack before the pups were born this year. The alpha male, whose GPS collar has not been detected since May 31, was not seen in the images.