6 wolf pups caught on trail cam in Mount Hood area

(Image taken from video courtesy of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Officials say six wolf pups have been born this year to Oregon's White River wolf pack in the Mount Hood area.

Biologists with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs posted footage of the pups from a trail camera that was shared on Facebook by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Oregon.

The White River Pack is located just southeast of Mount Hood and east of Timothy Lake.

With five members in 2018, it was one of the few confirmed packs in Western Oregon, along with southwest Oregon's Rogue Pack.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife carnivore biologist Derek Broman told The Statesman Journal that the current size of the White River pack is 11 animals.

The latest wolf count shows Oregon is home to a minimum of 137 wolves. The majority are clustered in northeast Oregon.

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