An endangered gray wolf that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California has died, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.
OR-54, a 3- to 4-year-old female, was found dead Wednesday in Shasta County, the agency said in a statement.
It wasn’t clear yet whether the animal died from an accident, natural causes or was killed.
Another collared wolf, OR-59, was found shot to death in Northern California. That killing is unsolved.