The lone gray wolf that has ventured where none of his kind have been for nearly 90 years has a new nickname: Journey.
A first photo of the wolf, which entered California on Dec. 28, 2011, has also now been published, snapped by an unmanned trail camera in Oregon.
The wandering young male is officially known as OR7, the name given him by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after biologists captured the wolf and outfitted him with a GPS collar last year.
The conservation group Oregon Wild thought he deserved a more personal name and launched a children’s contest that drew entries from around the globe. The winner, picked in online voting and announced Wednesday, was submitted by two different entrants, a 7-year-old from Mountain Home, Idaho, and an 11-year-old from Dickinson, N.D.