With only 52 Mexican gray wolves remaining in the American Southwest, a decision by a federal judge gives these native inhabitants a fighting chance.
On March 29, 1998, captive-reared Mexican wolves were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Here, 11 vanguards of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf in the United States began an historic journey – the journey of recovery.
Read more about the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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