Grows from 42 to 50 in the year 2010-
Finally there’s a little bit of good news about Mexican wolves. After the population stagnated well below the recovery figure of 100 wolves, I has declined in recent years. In 2010, on the strength of wild born pups and a halt on government killing for livestock depredations, it grew by 8. The wolves were about equally distributed between Arizona and New Mexico.
Illegal shootings were the leading cause of death.
Federal biologists count 50 Mexican wolves in wild. Associated Press