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Mexican wolf friday: Future still uncertain for Mexican grey wolf

The Mexican grey wolf reintroduction program continues to struggle, with only a few small success stories giving people hope that the program will recover and reach the level of success seem with the Yellowstone Park grey wolf reintroduction.

An article written by Kaite Flynn and posted to the El Independiente Web site continues to demonstrate the issues that the Mexican grey wolf reintroduction program is facing.

Mexican wolf F521 was born in captivity at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1997 as part of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Later, F521 was brought to a wildlife refuge pre-release facility in New Mexico. She was paired with a male, M507. The wolves bred in captivity and were released into the wild with a litter in 2002.

Mexican wolf F521 was born in captivity at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1997 as part of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Later, F521 was brought to a wildlife refuge pre-release facility in New Mexico. She was paired with a male, M507. The wolves bred in captivity and were released into the wild with a litter in 2002.The Bluestem Pack was born and became one of the most prolific packs in Mexican wolf recovery.

Reintroduction has had its success stories like F521 and her Bluestem Pack, but the recovery program is still struggling…

Read the entire article: Future still uncertain for Mexican gray wolf

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