#LoboWeek Did you know?...
The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) historic range was the Southwest part of the United States, mainly Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and the high mountains of Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental and Central Valley in Mexico. They live in family groups (also known as packs) with an average of five individuals, and their habitat includes temperate wet forests, dry forests and desert-like areas. The Mexican wolf´s natural diet consists almost entirely of ungulates (mainly elk in the US and deer in Mexico).
El rango de distribución histórica del lobo mexicano (Canis lupus baileyi) cubría desde el suroeste de los Estados Unidos, principalmente Arizona, Nuevo México y Texas, hasta las altas montañas de la Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental y el valle central de México. Viven en grupos familiares (también conocidos como manadas) de cinco individuos en promedio, y su hábitat incluye bosques templados húmedos, bosques secos y áreas desérticas. La dieta natural del lobo mexicano consiste casi enteramente de ungulados (principalmente de wapiti en U.S.A. y venado en México.
PHOTO: M1067 and F1222 with one of their three pups at Wolf Haven.
Posted by Wolf Haven International:Tue, Mar 28.
Time to Bring Your Pack to Wolf Haven
Many thanks to Allison Sutcliffe for her visit to Wolf Haven in February and the in-depth story she wrote about our sanctuary for @Parent Map.
Posted by Wolf Haven International: Mon, Mar 27.
#LoboWeek Did you know?...
The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is the most genetically distinct among all the gray wolf subspecies in North America. Their body length ranges from 4.5 to 6 feet and the tail is proportionally long (between 10 and 18 inches) and typically weigh 50-80 pounds. The body is covered with a color combination of ochre, cinnamon, white, and black fur. The hair around the neck is longer, making a kind of mane. Ears are big, thick with rounded tips, and legs are long with paws proportionally smaller than in the rest of the subspecies.
El lobo mexicano (Canis lupus baileyi) es la subespecie de lobo gris más distintiva geneticamente en todo Norte América. La longitud de su cuerpo va de los 140 a los 180 cm y la cola es proporcionalmente larga (entre 25 y 45 cm) y pesan entre 25 y 35 kilos. El cuerpo está cubierto por pelaje de una combinación de colores ocre, canela, blanco y negro. El pelo alrededor del cuello es más largo, dando la apariencia de una melena. Las orejas son grandes, gruesas, con puntas redondeadas; sus patas son largas y con cojinetes proporcionalmente más pequeños que en el resto de las subespecies.
PHOTO: Mexican wolves F907 (Gypsy) and M657 (Diablo) at Wolf Haven International
Posted by Wolf Haven International:Mon, Mar 27.
ANOTHER REASON TO NOT READ THE NEWSPAPER:
On Mar 21, the Senate voted, 52 for and 47 against, to nullify a Dept of Interior rule prohibiting inhumane methods of killing bears, wolves, and coyotes on 77 million acres in Alaska that are part of the 16 federal wildlife refuges there. The rule had outlawed practices such as shooting grizzlies from aircraft and gassing wolves in their dens, and required predator control to be undertaken only for conservation purposes or to provide subsistence to indigenous populations. The nullification measure (HJ Res 69) now goes to Rump for his signature.
Posted by Andy Histamine: Sun, Mar 26.
Richly colored in a warm brown, rust, white and black palette, and smaller than the rest of the subspecies, the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is the most genetically distinct among the gray wolves. Once abundant in the mountains of Mexico through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the Mexican wolf became extinct in the wild by the 1970’s. A thorough captive breeding program provided the foundation to give “El lobo” the chance to retake their natural place in their home and, in March of 1998, USFWS released 11 Mexican wolves in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area within the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area in the Southwest.
Join us in the celebration of the 19th anniversary of El lobo’s historic return to the wild!
Posted by Wolf Haven International:Sun, Mar 26.