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Mexican Gray Wolf Update
CURRENT POPULATION STATUS
The end of year census for 2019 was a minimum of 163 Mexican wolves in the wild (76 in AZ and 87 in NM). This was a 24% increase in the population from a minimum of 131 wolves counted at the end of 2018.
During March the IFT documented the following mortalities in New Mexico: mp1845, M1821, and an uncollared wolf. Also in March, the IFT documented f1792 and an uncollared male wolf associated with the Wolf Mountain pack dead in Arizona. These incidents are all under investigation.
During the month of March, there were 24 confirmed wolf depredation incidents on livestock and 4 livestock injured by wolves. There were two nuisance incidents investigated in March. From January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020, there have been a total of 37 depredation incidents in New Mexico and a total of 4 depredation incidents in Arizona. The following are investigations conducted by Wildlife Services during the month that were determined to be caused by wolves. Investigations of dead and injured livestock conducted by Wildlife Services during the month that were determined to be from causes other than wolves (i.e. vehicle strike, illness, coyote predation, bear predation, or unknown cause) are not listed in this monthly update.
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