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Wolf recovery team reports on status of wolves

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:48 pm | Updated: 10:36 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

SILVER CITY, N.M. - Some 22 Mexican gray wolves with radio telemetry collars and an unknown number of wolves without collars were in the wild in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona as of last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports.

Some of the uncollared wolves are with collared wolves, but others are living apart from established packs, the agency said. Fish and Wildlife Service said there are 12 wolf packs.

The wolf recovery team said at least six packs had pups in April and May.

The Interagency Field Team that's in charge of efforts to establish a Mexican gray wolf population in the wild also reported on livestock attacks by wolves last month.

The team confirmed one calf and a cow were killed by wolves while another calf probably was killed by a wolf. A third dead calf was killed by a bear, the report said. Wolves also injured three calves and probably were responsible for injuring a cow, the report said.

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