Pup about to come out of crate. Photo courtesy of Fernando Moran from UAQ and CONANP.
Family of Mexican Wolves Go from
Living in Captivity to Life in the Wild
M1067 (the father) in crate awaiting release.
On December 1, Mexico released a family group of 11 Mexican gray wolves into the wild. This family originated from Wolf Haven and was moved to the Ladder Ranch in New Mexico while awaiting release into the wild. The breeding female was pregnant at the time of the transfer to Ladder and gave birth to six pups (the pair had already had a little of three pups the prior spring at Wolf Haven).
This release was the culmination of cooperative efforts of agencies (and their dedicated staff) in both US and Mexico, as well as the staff at the Ladder Ranch. Wolf Haven staff accompanied the wolves to the release site and participated in "la liberación!"
This is the 10th release event in Mexico and the largest release ever (both in the US and Mexico). CLICK HERE to watch a YouTube video of the family in the snow in their new country.
The filmmaker for the upcoming documentary "The Trouble with Wolves" is currently running a KickStarter campaign to raise the money needed to finish the project. This hour-long film focuses on coexistence with wolves in the wild, and includes footage of wolves at Wolf Haven and an interview with Wolf Haven's executive director. To access the campaign to help complete the documentary