Feds release wolf pairs in NM, Arizona - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Feds release wolf pairs in NM, Arizona

Mexican gray wolves Mexican gray wolves

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - The wild population of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest is getting a boost.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department have partnered to release a pair of wolves in the Apache National Forest.

The male and female wolves were transported this week from a wildlife refuge in New Mexico to a holding pen in the Alpine Ranger District.

Another pair of wolves is being released in southwestern New Mexico.

Federal officials say the wolves were packed on the backs of specially trained mules into the Gila Wilderness on Saturday so they could be placed into a temporary holding pen. The wolves will be able to chew through the pen to leave the site.

There are at least 75 Mexican gray wolves in the wild in the two states.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices