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Feds Celebrate ‘Monumental’ Milestone as Population of Mexican Gray Wolves Tops 109

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:44 PM by chloe owens

2/13/15, by Susan Montoya Bryan, US News

Feds celebrate ‘monumental’ milestone as population of Mexican gray wolves tops 109

There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began reintroducing the endangered predators. An annual survey released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows at least 109 wolves are spread among forested lands in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. The population is more than double what it was in 2010. Last year, the survey turned up at least 83 wolves.