Mexican gray wolf

Chicago Zoological Society

Environmentalists are concerned that a proposed spending plan for the U.S. Interior Department calls for a study to determine whether Mexican gray wolves are a genetically distinct subspecies.

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Environmentalists are asking that federal wildlife managers release more captive Mexican gray wolves into the wild in New Mexico to help with recovery of the endangered species.

A federal court has lifted an injunction that prevented federal wildlife agents from releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. 

Wildlife officials have confirmed that two endangered Mexican gray wolf pups died last month.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in eastern Arizona and New Mexico has long been hindered by illegal killings of the endangered animals. A recent study concluded it’s as big a factor in the population’s recovery as genetic diversity and health. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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