Mexican gray wolf

US Fish and Wildlife to Kill Gray Wolf

Aug 10, 2012

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has signed an order calling for the shooting of a Mexican gray wolf.

The Agency says the female wolf has been killing too many cows in Southwestern New Mexico.

It's the first time in 5 years that the Fish and Wildlife Service will be killing a wolf due to behavior problems. 

Wolf Recovery Coordinator Sherry Barrett says it was a difficult decision given that the population of endangered wolves in New Mexico and Arizona has been struggling since reintroduction began 14 years ago.  But Barrett says the issue needed to be addressed.