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Batch of captive-born wolf pups slipped into litters of wild mothers
From the Payson Roundup in Arizona:
Eleven new wolf pups born in captivity are now getting used to life in the wild — and a potentially perplexed mother.
Biologists in May placed 11 week-old pups born in captive breeding programs in the dens in New Mexico and Arizona — a sometimes-controversial effort to increase the genetic diversity of the endangered Mexican gray wolf populations in the wild. The reintroduction program is a joint effort with the USFWS, Arizona and New Mexico Game and Fish and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.