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Mexican Wolf

Canis Lupus Baileyi

The Mexican wolf, one of the most endangered wolves in the world, once roamed the southwest United States and Mexico by the thousands. Compared to wolves in Montana, Alaska, and Canada, Mexican gray wolves are smaller and less gray in color. Zoos like the El Paso Zoo are playing a major role in saving them from extinction. Since 1998, zoo born wolves were used to reintroduce the species to the wild in Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico.

Fun Facts


Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Genus: Canis

Species: C. I. Baileyi


Mexican wolves are found in a variety of southwestern habitat. They prefer mountain woodlands, like because of cover, water, and available prey.