^Featured Image: The young male gray wolf that has ventured near Yosemite, dubbed OR-93. (Austin Smith Jr./Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs/California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
^Yosemite National Park. Photo Credit: Diliff
A gray wolf has been traveling south from Oregon, and is currently being tracked near Yosemite National Park.
Officials say this is the first time a wolf has ventured this far South in the state of California in a century.
Gray wolves were eradicated from California at the turn of the 20th century due to their threat to livestock.
^Current Gray Wolf population map
Officials hope that more wolves will return to the Sierra Nevada region as its considered a great environment for wolves to thrive.
I’m sure the farmers of central California aren’t thrilled about the potential for gray wolves returning to their area.
The last wolf that was tracked into California stopped around Lake Tahoe, and then returned back North. We’ll wait and see if that happens again.
You can read the full article from KQED.