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Pair of Mexican Gray Wolves Released into Wild Near Alpine

posted Jun 27, 2015, 5:37 PM by chloe owens

4/24/15, Associated Press, ABC 15 – Arizona

Pair of Mexican gray wolves released into wild near Alpine

A breeding pair of endangered Mexican gray wolves has been released into the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.  The female had been captured in January to be paired with a more genetically diverse male.  Wildlife officials say they’re hopeful the two will improve the overall genetic profile of the wolf population.  They believe the female wolf is pregnant…The most recent survey shows at least 109 wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.  That’s up from 83 the previous year.