Mexican Wolf

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Mexican Wolf

Canis lupus baileyi
The Mexican wolf wolf was exterminated from the wild by 1980. Reintroduction efforts organized through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Wolf Recovery Program are returning Mexican wolves to their former range in Arizona and New Mexico. Zoos, including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, are helping by housing and breeding the wolves to be released.
Fact file:

Length: 4.5 to 5.5 ft

Weight: 60 to 80 lbs

Lifespan: 12 to 15 yrs in captivity

Habitat: Mountain and forest

Prey: Elk, deer, peccaries, rabbits, rodents, and carrion

Current Range: Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area, Arizona and New Mexico