Recovering Mexican Wolves: A Quick Health Check

Four biologists and veterinarians work on a sedated wolf on a table, taking samples and measurements.
A Mexican wolf from the 2019 survey is processed on a table inside a work trailer outside Alpine, Arizona. Photo: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team
Four biologists and veterinarians work on a sedated wolf set on top of a blanket on a table outdoors.
For wolves in remote locations, ground crews of trained biologists work on the back of truck beds. Photo: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team
Someone measures a wolf paw with a special ruler.
Staff measure a wolf’s length, weight, paw, and teeth size during processing. Credit: Arizona Game and Fish Department
A wolf with a purple radio collar runs out of a dark green crate during a release.
A Mexican wolf is released back into its territory following a capture during the 2019 helicopter count and capture operation with a new radio tracking collar. Photo credit: Arizona Game and Fish Department

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