Adopt-an-Animal: Mexican Gray Wolf
Your Adopt-an-Animal donation will be used to support these resilient beasts and further the San Francisco Zoological Society’s mission to connect people to wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action.
Mexican gray wolves are social animals and live in packs, usually with an alpha breeding pair and their offspring. They hunt cooperatively so that they can take out prey much larger than themselves. Pups are born blind and helpless in litters of 4 – 7, and the subordinates in the pack will help to raise the pups.
By the 1970's, Mexican gray wolves were wiped out in the United States. In 1998, eleven Mexican gray wolves were released into the wild by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Today, there are approximately 100 Mexican gray wolves in the wild. They are the most endangered wolf subspecies in the world, and the biggest threat to these animals is human intolerance.