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Mexican wolf

Canis lupus baileyi

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15 Comments

rylee1
rylee1 9 years ago

looks like my cousins dog camo. except camo is a dog and he's black.

ava2
ava2 9 years ago

First I thought this was a kangaroo.

NoelSal
NoelSal 9 years ago

wow espero que si sobreviva el lobo mexicano

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

Me encanta que los rednecks escriban en inglés con faltas de ortografía XD

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

Thanks for the link!

RoxaneGeorge
RoxaneGeorge 10 years ago

Great photo! The reintroduction of this most highly endangered wolf to Mexico was cause for celebration. If you're interested in Mexican gray wolves, learning more and/or helping to promote their recovery, you'll find comprehensive information at www.mexicanwolves.org.

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

Well, during the trip I have heard from an investigator that some wolves released in US were returned because they have attacked cattle in repeated times. Then were used for breeding and to maintain the genetic variety of the specie.

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

:-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks a lot for the whole story Quincampoix914! Much appreciated.

MaryRosales
MaryRosales 10 years ago

http://www.livingdesert.org/quarters_for...
http://www.livingdesert.org/mexican_wolf...

Several years ago, The Living Desert released two Mexican Wolves. As I remember they returned. Not sure if they were re released. Enjoy the links.

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

Esperemos que si.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Que interesante y muy buena historia espero que todo salga bien por el bien del lobo mexicano.

JordiMendoza
JordiMendoza 10 years ago

Actually is a "she" and the history is this:

By over 30 years, the mexican wolf was declared extinct in México (quite ironic, don't you think?). Thats why, in an common effort among academy, goverment and ngo´s was created the proyect for the rescue of this prioritary species for conservancy.

In october´s past year were liberated a group of five wolfs (the herds of mexican wolf are smaller than the gray wolf packs) in a discret location in northern of México's territory. This is the first intent for recover the specie and, of course, the related ecosystem along my country.

The collar shown in the photography is a satellite tracker for the safety and control of the group of animals (the ranchers weren't very happy about the reintroduction of the wolf).

I hope that the mexican wolf will survive.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

It looks like a radio-tracking collar.... Can you tell us the story behind this shot Quincampoix914?

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

He seems to be wearing some kind of collar & leash - Is he a pet?

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