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Another Mexican Wolf killed in Arizona

On July 6, law enforcement officials from Arizona Game and Fish Department recovered the body of Mexican Gray Wolf. The carcass was found near Big Lake in the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests.The carcass is that of AM806, an adult male wolf that was released into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area in 2006. The recovery area includes 4.4 million acres in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico and Arizona’s Apache National Forest.

This is the third wolf death documented within the recovery area this year.

In 1976, the federal government listed the Mexican gray wolf for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The following year, biologists began capturing wolves in Mexico to establish a captive breeding program in the United States. In the spring of 1998, scientists released the first of those wolves from pens in the Apache National Forest in Arizona…

Read the entire article on kunm.org: Mexican Gray Wolf found dead in Arizona

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