From Outdoor Life:
On Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced that four more Mexican gray wolves were released into the wild. The pairs, dubbed “Manada del Arroyo” and “Manada del Gavilan,” were raised on the Ladder Ranch in New Mexico and placed in two areas in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Officials expect all four “to adapt and survive in their native environment,” according to the agency.
With this release, Mexico is now home to 45 of the rare subspecies, which was listed as endangered in 1976 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The recovery effort is a collaboration between U.S. agencies and Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.