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20th Anniversary of the Return of the Lobo - Lobo Week Events

Celebrate 20 Years of Wild Lobos

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Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the return of the Lobo to the wild.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf to Arizona and New Mexico.  On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves were reintroduced into the wild in Arizona and New Mexico as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act.  Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again heard in the mountains of the southwest.


Celebrate Lobo Week – March 25 through 31

Search our calendar to find an event near you.  No events where you live?  No problem!  We have listed several ways that you can celebrate and help spread the work about this magnificent animal in your own community (below the calendar).



Here are some ways that you can celebrate Lobo Week
with your friends and family!

Lobo Week is an opportunity to raise awareness for the most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America, the Mexican gray wolf.

~ Add the Lobo Week badge to your Facebook cover photo (the banner photo, not profile picture).  CLICK HERE to download the badge. It has a transparent background so you can add it to your cover photo.

~ Or CLICK HERE to download pre-made #LoboWeek cover photos (with badge).

~ Let your friends and family know that you love Mexican wolves with one of our fun Facebook profile photos HERE.

~ Have a family or neighborhood “Wolf Camp”.  Here are some activities you can incorporate in your Camp.
~ Make wolf masks - HERE is a template for an easy maske.  And HERE is a  video instruction for a more complex mask.
~ Draw wolves – check out our Photo Gallery for ideas.
~ Howling contests – you can here how Mexican wolves in the wild sound HERE.

~ Lobo Coloring Page

~ Lobo Quiz

~ Have a Lobo Movie Night - here are some of our favorites.
* Note: Some of these videos are several years old and some of the population numbers are out of date.  According to the most recent population count, there are 114 Mexican gray wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.