Conservationists have achieved success in their three-year effort to re-introduce Mexican gray wolves to a habitat where it disappeared three decades ago. Mexican officials have reported that the first known litter of Mexican gray wolves has been born in the wild. According to Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas, a team of researchers spotted the wolf pups in the western Sierra Madre Mountains in June.
“This first litter represents an important step in the recovery program, because these will be individuals that have never had contact with human beings, as wolves bred in captivity inevitably do”, said the commission in a statement.
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PHOTO credit: Mexican Gray Wolf by JT Palmer (for National Geo, via CC license on Flickr)