Another look into the true nature of the wolf. Another opportunity to replace myth and misinformation with fact.

 The Perkins Pack provides another first ever look into the life of a captive multigenerational pack of the rarest wolf in the world.

What may be surprising is the cooperative and nurturing behavior of the yearlings towards their little sisters and brother. The yearlings took bones up the hill too the pups who were fearful of going down and retrieve some for themselves. When a pup wanted the bone that a yearling had, without fail, the yearling walked away and let the pup have it. (That whining you hear isn't the pups asking for a bone, it's the yearlings.)

The Mexican wolf was listed as endangered under the Ecological Society of America in 1976, with the Mexican Wolf Recovery Team being formed three years later by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Recovery Team composed the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, which called for the reestablishment of at least 100 wolves in their historic range through a captive breeding program. Between 1977 to 1980, four males and a pregnant female were captured in Durango and Chihuahua in Mexico to act as founders of a new "certified lineage". By 1999, with the addition of new lineages, the captive Mexican wolf population throughout the US and Mexico reached 178 individuals.


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