Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf population bolstered by pups from Missouri

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Endangered Wolf Center is calling a cross country cross fostering trip a success.  Two Mexican Gray Wolf cubs have been introduced into the wild.

There is a sign at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka Missouri that points to the locations where wolves can be found.

Now they need to add a new address to that list.

Before the two Mexican Gray Wolf cubs can could howell at the New Mexico moon, these eight paws are an extraordinary feat since the Mexican Gray Wolf was considered extinct in 1971 with only five left in the wild.

Center employees flew coach with two Mexican Gray Wolf cubs as their carry-on to Albuquerque.  From there it was a three hour car ride, then by backpack where they were eventually handed off to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Veterinarian who placed them in a wild den with their five new siblings in another state.