The Mexican wolf is the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Once common throughout portions of the southwestern United States,
the Mexican wolf was all but eliminated from the wild by the 1970s. In 1977, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated efforts to conserve
the species. In 1998, Mexican wolves were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Missing from the
landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the Mexican wolf can once again be heard in the mountains of the southwestern United States.
Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Coronado Pack self-released out of the McKenna Park soft mesh pen several days after being placed in the pen by Wolf Project personnel.
In the photo the alpha female 1126 remains in the pen while the alpha male 1051 and several pups are outside the pen. All the members of the
pack have since left the pen site and have been consistently located together in the Gila Wilderness. Wolf Project personnel have remained in
the wilderness monitoring the pack closely, following the translocation. The Coronado pack is being provided a supplemental food cache to
assist with their transition to the wild. For additional information regarding the status of the Coronado pack please visit Recent Wolf
Locations and BRWRA Monthly Updates (located on the Wolves in the Wild webpage).