Saturday, June 18, 2011

Some Special Wolves Likely Spared by Arizona Wildfire

Mexican wolf M805 - littermate of the Bluestem Pack's Alpha Male, M806
The Wallow Fire is still burning in Eastern Arizona and has now officially become the largest wildfire in Arizona's history. The fire has destroyed close to a half-million acres, displacing families and setting ablaze the forest habitat that Mexican gray wolves call home. Thankfully, the latest report from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reflects that the three wolf families most threatened by this devastating event have likely been spared. The fire burned through the den areas for the Bluestem Pack, Rim Pack, and Hawk's Nest Pack and USFWS agents are hopeful that the adults and pups are safe for now. Please visit Mexicanwolves.org for updates on the fire and Mexican gray wolf recovery.

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