There are more Mexican gray wolves in the wild in the New Mexico and Arizona than last year.

The results of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual survey were released Friday. There are at least 83 of the endangered predators in the two states, marking the fourth year in a row the population has increased.

Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle says the population is at an all-time high. In fact, it has nearly doubled from a high of 42 in 2009.

A subspecies of the gray wolf, the Mexican gray wolf was added to the federal endangered species list in 1976.

Biologists have been working to return wolves to the Southwest since 1998. Those efforts have been hampered by everything from politics to illegal killings. (Source)

This video was produced by Brooklyn College TVR Department and directed by Jordan White and Dexter David.
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