Mexican gray wolf population in Arizona and New Mexico remains flat

The endangered Mexican gray wolf population leveled off in 2017 after showing stronger growth the year before.The population grew by at least one, to 114 wolves in the wild throughout Arizona and New Mexico. There are 22 wolf packs in the two states.Although the 2017 gains were marginal, it remains the highest count since reintroducing captive wolves to the U.S. began in 1998. But while the gains were higher in recent years, the total population has only grown by four since 2014.MORE: Mexican gray wolf population hits high of 113At least 63 wolves were counted in Arizona in 2017, the same as the year before, state and federal wildlife agencies reported. The Mexican government recorded about 31 wolves roaming in their northern states last year.

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