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Mexican gray wolves' struggle

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:34 pm
by Koa
Hi everyone!
It's been awhile since any Mexican gray wolf-related news or articles has/have been posted, so I thought I'd share this with you all.
Jean Ossorio recalls the first time she spotted a Mexican wolf. It was 12 years ago this month. In the spring of 2000, biologists had released two adults and three pups into eastern Arizona as part of an ongoing program to restore wolves to the Southwest. As soon as restrictions on the area were lifted, Ossorio and her husband visited. Hiking back to their car after checking out the release pen, they heard deep howls, about 20 seconds apart, from the hillside to the south. Looking up, Ossorio spotted an ear and part of a face behind a ponderosa pine.

“For just a second or two I saw him, and he dashed to the east,” she says, chuckling when she recalls that her husband just saw “fur flying.” Later, they learned they’d glimpsed the alpha male of the Hawk’s Nest Pack.
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Re: Mexican gray wolves' struggle

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:05 am
by ArrowWolf005
Thanks for this, Koa. It's amazing to see what people do when they are confronted with an endangered animal.
Koa wrote:
Healthy ecosystems exist within a kind of balance. Each time another species blinks out—either through deliberate destruction or benign neglect—that equilibrium trembles. And, in a world that’s changing as rapidly as ours is today, it’s worth wondering what rights we possess as humans—and how we exercise them.
I know you've said this before, and I'll just repeat it: people focus waayyy too much on timber wolves. Mexican wolves not only deserve but need a chance, and one of the only ways they'll get that is if people stop "saving" timber wolves and focus on Mexican wolves.