MEXICAN GRAY WOLFCanis lupus baileyi
Conservation Status: Endangered
Part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP).
Mix of buff, gray, red and black
4 ½ - 5 ½ ft snout to tail, 26 – 32 inches tall
60 – 80 lbs
Once ranging from central Mexico to southwestern Texas, southern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.
Mountain forests, grasslands and shrub lands.
Mid February – mid March
About 60 days
White-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and smaller mammals such as rabbits, ground squirrels and mice.
A pack averages 5-8 individuals. Wolves use a sophisticated communication system consisting of vocalization, scent, and body posture.
1. Of the five North American subspecies, the Mexican wolf is the smallest in size.
2. USFWS is currently reintroducing wolves in southwestern Arizona and New Mexico, there are appox. 42.