MEXICAN GRAY WOLF
Canis lupus baileyi
Mexican Gray Wolf Facts
- Habitat: Native only to Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, Mexican gray wolves live in mountainous forests, woodlands, and desert.
- Status: Endangered
- Diet: Wolves are carnivores who eat primarily ungulates (hoofed animals) like deer, moose, and elk. To survive, they will also eat smaller animals like hares, beavers, and rodents.
- Weight: 60 - 85 lbs. (Males are larger than females.)
- Size: 26" - 31" tall; 3.9' - 4.9' long
- Lifespan: 6 - 8 years in the wild; up to 16 years in captivity
- Interesting Facts
- The Mexican gray wolf is the smallest, southernmost, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America.
Southwest Wildlife is a long-standing member of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this sub-species of the gray wolf. We have contributed to the preservation of this rare wolf by offering space at our sanctuary to care for part of the captive population. As a holding facility, Southwest Wildlife covers the entire expense of feeding and caring for these animals, with no contribution from either Federal or State agencies.
We encourage you to learn all you can about these remarkable animals and to help give them a future in the wild, where they belong.