Photo detail

After being hunted to the brink of extinction, the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf has been kept captive for breeding purposes. An adult male will soon be released into the Apache National Forest in hopes he will replace an alpha male that was killed illegally last summer.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Mexican gray wolf to be released

For the first time in four years, a Mexican gray wolf will be released into the forest of eastern Arizona to expand the population and genetic strength of the endangered species.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.