This is actually a first a few I have of this beautiful female! Her name is Corazon (means Heart in Spanish)! This is due to heart like shapes on her cheeks! She is a curious wolf who wanders down by the fence when I'm taking pictures, but lingers only long enough for me to grab a few shots. Then she joins her companion Wild Bill, a male Mexican Gray Wolf, at the back of the enclosure.
She is a gorgeous wolf. I love her markings and funny personality. At one point while I was taking pictures she half hid behind a tree and kept sneaking glances at me when she thought I wasn't looking! Too funny!
Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus Baileyi)
Subspecies of the Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus)
They weigh 60-80 pounds on average, measuring 26-32 inches at the shoulder.
Now released on the New Mexico / Arizona border. Once roamed all of the SouthWest / Mexico.
Did You Know That...
In the 1970s they were almost extinct. Seven were found in Mexico. Only one of the seven was a female.
They are the most critically endangered wolves in the world.
They are also the most critically endangered mammal in all of North America.
Today, there are 75
in the wild and 300
If you would like to hear a Mexican Gray Wolf howling (actually one from the wolf center!) go to my profile page. In the box labeled "Beauty From Devastation" you can click the play button and take a listen!
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