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1

What is the conservation status of the Mexican gray wolf?

Critically endangered.

2

Why are the habitats wolves once occupied becoming threatened in their absence?

The large herbivores no longer have any predators so they are overgrazing and destroying habitat.

3

What do Mexican gray wolves eat?

Mostly elk and deer. However, they also eat smaller mammals like javelinas, rabbits, ground squirrels, and mice.

4

How many Mexican gray wolves are in captivity?

Around 300.

5

Approximately how many Mexican gray wolves are in the wild?

75

6

Where have Mexican gray wolves been reintroduced to the wild?

Arizona.

7

What is the gestation period of the Mexican gray wolf?

63 days.

8

How many babies does the Mexican gray wolf have?

4 - 7

9

When are Mexican gray wolves mature?

10 months

10

What are some threats to the Mexican gray wolf?

People kill them out of fear, and a lack of variable genes due to every Mexican gray wolf being a descendant of the original captive seven.

11

How long is a Mexican gray wolf?

4.5 - 5.5 feet
Males are larger

12

How long do Mexican gray wolves live?

15 years in captivity

13

How is the Mexican gray wolf different from other gray wolves?

It is smaller, has a darker pelt, and a narrower skull.

14

What is the historic range of the Mexican gray wolf?

Across the Southwest and Mexico.

15

Where can Mexican gray wolves be found today?

The Sierra Madre and the Apache national forest.

16

What was the Mexican gray wolf a symbol of in ancient cultures?

War and the sun.

17

What is the habitat of the Mexican gray wolf?

Scrubs and mountain forests.