Mexican gray wolf in captivity, courtesy of Trisha Shears
The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed releasing additional Mexican gray wolves in Arizona until sometime next year.
The gray-wolf population is stagnating in the Southwest, and the animal is vilified by some ranchers as an unwelcome predator being reintroduced to the region by the government. The federal government late last week agreed with the Arizona Game and Fish Department that the release of a pack of eight wolves in southeastern Arizona should be postponed.
— Nicholas Riccardi
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