Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Population of Mexican wolves grows

Members of the Mexican wolf Interagency Field Team completed the annual year­end population survey, documenting a minimum of 113 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico at the end of 2016.  The tally compares with a minimum of 97 wild wolves in 2015.
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

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