Wandering wolf inspires hope and dread
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A young wolf from Oregon has become a media celebrity while looking for love.
The wolf known as OR-7 had trekked hundreds of miles across the state, nearly to California.
Meanwhile, his male parent and a sibling that stayed home near Idaho are under a death warrant for killing cattle.
Biologists know about his movements because he has been fitted him with a tracking collar.
Each time he crosses a county line, his trek makes it into newspapers and TV news.
The conservation group Oregon Wild has begun a contest to give OR-7 a different name. It hopes he will become too famous to be shot.
One entry came from as far away as Finland. The first came from a little girl, who suggested "Whoseafraida.'"