Once common in Mexico and parts of the United States, the Mexican gray wolf hasn’t been seen in the wilds of Mexico since 1980. It has also been on the list of threatened and endangered species in the United States for decades. The Mexican wolf’s decline came as a result of intensive predator removal efforts between the late-1800s and mid-1900s. Read more on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo website.
Just an FYI, the show Expedition Wild will air on the channel NatGeoWild on October 4th that will, in part, feature the Mexican wolf. Casey Anderson and his film crew from Expedition Wild came to the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility and filmed a wolf pup capture/health exam as part of a piece they are doing on wolves. Our understanding is the majority of the information presented is on gray wolves, finishing with the “future” of wolf recovery being the Mexican wolf program.
Don’t miss it!
For more information on the series/show click here.
To learn how you can help Mexican gray wolves, click here.