The pack of eight Mexican Grey Wolves at the Brookfield Zoo are part of a program designed to help Mexican Grey Wolves increase their numbers and hopefully help their re-introduction into the wild.
There are some 30+ facilities in the USA trying to help secure the Mexican Grey Wolves future. There are an estimated 300 Mexican Wolves in captivity and only 50 in the wild. The Mexican Wolf was re-introduced in the wild in the 1990’s with some 60 wolves. Some twenty years later there are only 50 trying to make a go of it.
Sadly, it is not a good time for wolves right now. The Mexican Wolf is still protected but its kin the Timber Wolf (Grey Wolf) is literally under fire and being killed by the hundreds.
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