||CALIFORNIA'S FIRST GRAY WOLF SINCE 1928 NAMED AFTER ROCK BAND JOURNEY
15th January 2012
California's first gray wolf since 1928 has been named after rock band Journey. Apparently the wolf ventured out of Oregon and travelled 800 miles into California, arriving on December 28th 2011.
Conservation group Oregon Wild launched a children's art content on their Facebook and two children, a 7-year-old from Mountain Home, Idaho and an 11-year-old from Dickinson, North Dakota both came up with the name Journey because they thought it was important we 'Don't Stop Believin'.
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The wolf's official name will be OR7. That is the name given by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Journey will be his nickname.
The Department says the wolf started his journey in September and arrived in California in late December and he is the first gray wolf to come into California of his own accord since 1924.
Journey's 'Eclipse' tour ended in October. It was the 12th biggest tour of 2011 and sold over 800,000 tickets.