From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

A momentous event took place in the Julian backcountry on May 9 or 10. Six new members of the critically endangered Mexican wolf population were born on land occupied by the California Wolf Center.

In 1977, Mexican gray wolves had been hunted to fewer than 15 left in the United States, says Christina Souto, a wolf center spokeswoman. In the 40 years since, thanks to conservation efforts, the population in the wild has rebounded to 113 known wolves (all in Arizona and New Mexico), plus about 300 more in captivity.

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