Mexican Wolf Release Program

The heart of the recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf occurs in the field. The boarder between Arizona and New Mexico is the home of the professional wildlife biologists who manage the small population of wild Mexican wolves.

Mexican Wolf Population Statistics Read more

The Contribution of the Captive Breeding in Mexican Grey Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and Red Wolf (Canis rufus)

The availability of captive breeding makes a big contribution to wildlife conservation. The zoos become a useful and scientific place for animal protection and conservation research. Read more

Reintroduction and Recovery Program Overview

The goals of the recovery program are to establish a captive population of 240 animals with at least 17 breeding pairs and to reestablish a wild population of at least 100 animals within the wolf’s historic range. Read more

Return of El Lobo: A Recovery Program Coming of Age

For unknown millennia, humans have been fascinated and intrigued by wild animals.
Particularly, large carnivorous species have mystified us because of their strength and predatory habits. The legend of their mythical power survives today. Read more

From Captivity to the Blue!: One Animal's Story

How do animals in captivity help reestablish a wild population? Just as the male alpha wolf of one of the wild packs of Mexican wolves. Read more

Reintroduction or Recolonization: Is there a Difference?

In many places throughout the country, wolves are back in their historic habitat, but how did they get there? When talking about wolves, the terms recolonization and reintroduction may often be confused. Read more