The Mexican Wolf’s Call Returns to the Wild
Mexican wolves once roamed the Arizona wild. But as the Wild West attracted more settlers, these wolves were pushed nearly to extinction to protect livestock and give hunters one less predator to compete with.
It’s taken four decades of collaboration between multiple states, national and international agencies to agree upon and execute a recovery plan for the Mexican wolf. Using science-backed methods that included captive breeding and cross-fostering, Arizona Game and Fish managed the reintroduction of 11 wolves into Arizona in 1998. Today, we’re proud to have more than 100 Mexican wolves thriving in the Arizona wild.