Mexican Gray Wolf

[Canis lupus baileyi]

Smallest of the Gray Wolf subspecies, Mexican Gray Wolves are 54 to 66 inches in length from snout to tail, and their weight is 50 to 90 pounds (22 to 40 kg). Their coat is a varied mixture of tan, red, white, and black fur. They are generally light in color on their lower muzzle, chest, and underbelly, while their head, shoulders and back are darker in color.

Location: Wolf Wilderness

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Range

The range of the Mexican Gray Wolf was originally in Mexico and the Southwestern United States, but now they are only allowed to inhabit the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area in east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico.


Habitat

The Mexican Gray Wolf inhabits woods, scrub, and grassland.


Gestation

63 days


Litter

1-11 (average is 6)


Behavior

Reproduction

Wild Diet

Primarily elk, also deer, rabbit and other small mammals


Zoo Diet

Mazuri Exotic Canine diet, rabbits, horsemeat, chicken



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