Mexican wolf pair will not be released
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
June 27, 2013
Federal wildlife officials have decided not to release a pair of Mexican wolves from an acclimation pen in Arizona's Apache National Forest they've been inhabiting the last two months. The wolves were placed there in preparation for release into what was believed to be uninhabited wolf habitat.
But as it turns out, another pair of Mexican wolves is using the area, and have approached the pen, behaving aggressively toward its occupants. The penned pair will now be placed back into another captive facility, in hopes they will contribute to the population at a later date.
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