Mexican gray wolf


Federal wildlife officials have released a draft proposal outlining next year’s plans for Mexican gray wolf releases in the Southwest. It focuses on placing captive-born pups in wild dens to increase genetic diversity. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

Three young Mexican gray wolves from the California Wolf Center in Julian, California, have made a new home in Prescott, Arizona.

An endangered Mexican wolf has escaped from a Colorado wildlife center.

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An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing an endangered Mexican gray wolf.

Jim Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Some ecologists and activists argue the endangered Mexican gray wolf should be reintroduced further north in Arizona to increase the population. But a new study coauthored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department says expanding the range would harm recovery efforts. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.