The results from the aerial survey, coupled with the ground survey conducted by the IFT, confirmed:
- There are a total of 21 packs, with a minimum of 50 wolves in New Mexico and 63 wolves in Arizona.
- The 2016 minimum population count includes 50 wildborn pups that survived through the end of the year compared to 23 pups surviving in 2015.
- Six wolf pups were cross-fostered in 2016. Three are known to be alive, one of which is radio collared...more