SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — California wildlife advocates say they are searching for seven gray wolves that haven’t been spotted in months.
The first wolf pack to make the state home in nearly a century hasn’t been seen since May 2016.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: San Mateo County Reaches 1 Million Shots On Eve Of Full Reopening
The family, known as the Shasta Pack, disappeared from southeastern Siskiyou County over the past year.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Pete Figura tells the newspaper they could have migrated to a new region with more pray. Though he points out it’s unusual for the canine pack hunters to abandon their breeding grounds.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Hacking Santa Cruz County Website In 2010 Arrested After Years On The Run
Other wildlife advocates say they fear the animals were poisoned by farmers trying to protect their livestock.
Figura says he has no evidence to suggest the wolves have died.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Suspect at Large In South Park Neighborhood of San Francisco SoMa
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