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Line of Descent: How Poor Management Left Mexican Wolves Dangerously Inbred

posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:34 AM by chloe owens

8/8/16, by Cally Carswell, High Country News

Line of descent: How poor management left Mexican wolves dangerously inbred

…On the surface, things seemed to be looking up for the entire Mexican wolf population…Yet trouble lurks even in these historic numbers. As the population expands, it’s also edging toward a genetic crisis…biologists know of only one breeding female in the wild that isn’t related to AF521.