U.S. Fish and Wildlife counts, treats and gathers data on Mexican gray wolf population in Gila National Forest

From the Albuquerque Journal:

APACHE CREEK – It was a clear, sunny day with snow on the ground, when a helicopter landed in a clearing on the Gila National Forest. A woman in a baggy jumpsuit, orange helmet and aviators approached the helicopter and came away with a 50 pound Mexican gray wolf.

The pup of the year in a soft, winter coat was limp in her arms. She was greeted by the crew of government and nonprofit workers about 100 feet away, where they weighed her and laid her on a padded truck bed. A half dozen people, including veterinarians, swarmed in.

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