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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Hopes Mexican Gray Wolves Will Find Love

posted May 28, 2016, 12:15 PM by chloe owens

2/10/16, by Matt Steiner and Kaitlin Durbin, the Gazette

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hopes Mexican gray wolves will find love

Moments after a Cheyenne Mountain Zookeeper set out a couple clumps of ground meat, LightHawk emerged from a small snow shelter nestled next to a pine tree…LightHawk was brought to Cheyenne Mountain to pair with Leopold in a last-ditch effort to continue their genetic lines. According to the Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan, which tracks genetic lines of wolves in human care, both Leopold and the new female have under-represented genes in the remaining wolf population.