Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mexican Wolf Released in Gila Wilderness

Mountain Mail Reports

A wild-born Mexican wolf - No. 1154 – was released in the Gila Wilderness at an approved site on Sunday, Jan. 10, according to a press release from New Mexico Game and Fish.
The 1.5-year-old female wolf was captured in Arizona and temporarily has been in captivity awaiting release. The wolf has no history of livestock depredation, but was trapped because it left the boundaries of the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area.
This wolf is considered to be a good release candidate because it exhibits a fear of people, demonstrated by its behavior in captivity, the announcement stated.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service participated in the release with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

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