This beautiful subspecies of the Gray Wolf is the smallest of all the wolves. The Mexican Gray weighs between 60-80lbs and can be characterized by it's long legs, lean body, rounded ears and a shorter tail.
Abscent from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the Mexican gray wolf can once again be heard in the mountains of the southwestern United States specifically in New Mexico and Arizona. The Mexican Gray wolf is currently protected by the Endangered Species Act and is getting a second chance through a recovery program led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Mexican Gray wolf once roamed throughout vast portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. But human settlements soon encroached upon the Mexican Gray's space in the early 1900s and the wolves increasingly came into contact with livestock operations and other human activities. By the 1970’s, the Mexican wolf had been all but eliminated from the United States and Mexico through private and govt. extermination campaigns.

After the Mexican Gray wolf was added to the ESA, both the U.S. and Mexico began captive breeding programs to try to bring this great little wolf back from the grips of extinction. They were then slowly released into a specific area of recovery in Arizona and New Mexico. Currently there are only 50 Mexican Grays left in the wild. They are not thriving in the wild and their recovery has been hampered by alot of poaching. Large rewards have been offered to try to bring this poaching to a stop.

This majestic little wolf is very important to the health of the southwestern ecosystem. However, they are still considered to be on the brink of extinction. Wolf lovers and advocates around the world are optimistically hopeful that the Mexican Gray will eventually make a full comeback in time and that it's spine tingling howl will be heard for a long time as "El Lobo" continues to run free in the wild. Until that time comes, the fight must go to keep them protected!

Take Action:
Please contact your Senators today and ask them to oppose the Section #1713 clause that contains language to eliminate protections for the wolves. It is attached to the budget bill that must be passed by March 4th.
contact the U.S. Senators

Specifically for Arizona residents: Contact your Ariz. state senators to oppose 2 bills against the Mexican Gray wolf - SB 1392 & 1395.

Responses to "Mexican Gray Wolves aka "El Lobo" Near Extinction"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is dreadful and I wish they would leave them a lone as they are so misunderstood. Its such a shame they are hunted in such a way awww

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