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Two Mexican wolf pairs released into Apache National Forest

PHOENIX — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department released a pair of Mexican wolves Thursday and plan to release another pair next week into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area of Arizona.

The pair released Thursday consists of male 1290 (M1290) and female 1218 (F1218). The male was captured during the annual wolf population survey in January and paired with the female in a pen on the Apache National Forest. The wolves were held in the enclosure through the breeding season, which occurs in February and March.

The second pair, M1249 and F1126, will be released next week into the primary recovery zone in the Apache National Forest. M1249 was also captured during the annual wolf population survey. The pair has been held through the breeding season at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico…

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