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Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead In New Mexico

Wildlife managers are investigating the death of an endangered Mexican gray wolf found last month in New Mexico.

Officials with the wolf recovery team say they are waiting for the results of genetics testing to determine the pack from which the animal came. They have not provided any details about how the uncollared animal might have died or where it was found.

There have been a total of 11 documented wolf deaths from January through November.

A subspecies of the Western gray wolf, Mexican wolves have faced a difficult road to recovery in southwestern states like Arizona and New Mexico.

The threatened wolves survival has been complicated by politics and conflicts with livestock.

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