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Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: February 2015

by Mark MacAllister

Page 1 : Mexican Wolf Census Data

Project personnel completed the 2014 end-of-year population count on February 13. The specific minimum population estimate for 2014 is 109 Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. As a result of survey and capture efforts associated with the end-of-year population count, the collared population at the end of February 2015 consists of 61 wolves with functional radio collars dispersed among 18 packs and three single wolves.

Note: In accordance with Standard Operating Procedure 27.0, the end-of-the-year population count is a minimum count with no range of numbers or associated statistical confidence intervals. The count includes three components:
  1. All current radio-collared wolves and their pack associates being monitored as of December 31 of each year;
  2. Radio-collared wolves whose collars are not functioning, but for which evidence exists indicating they were likely to have been on December 31, as determined by researchers;
  3. Uncollared wolves confirmed by researchers anytime during November, December and January.
  • On February 2, researchers captured an uncollared wolf pup from the Fox Mountain Pack. The wolf was collared, designated mp1396 and released back into the Fox Mountain Pack territory.
  • On February 2, researchers captured mp1384, from the Fox Mountain Pack. The wolf was re-collared and released back into the Fox Mountain Pack territory.
  • On February 2, researchers captured a female wolf pup associated with the Willow Springs Pack. The wolf was collared designated fp1397 and released back into Willow Springs Pack territory.
  • On February 3, researchers captured and collared mp1347 of the Dark Canyon Pack. The wolf pup was one of two pups cross-fostered into the Dark Canyon Pack in 2014. The wolf was processed and released back into the pack territory.
  • On February 3, researchers captured a male wolf pup associated with the Luna Pack. The wolf was designated mp1398, processed, collared and released back into the Luna Pack territory.
  • On February 4, researchers captured m1336 from the Maverick Pack. This wolf was removed to captivity to prevent the animal from breeding with its sibling and pair it with a genetically valuable female.
  • On February 4, researchers captured AF1115 from the Luna Pack. The wolf was re-collared, processed and released back into the Luna Pack territory.
  • On February 5, researchers captured M1285 from the Lava Pack. The wolf was fitted with a new collar and released back into the Lava Pack territory.
  • On February 6, researchers captured AM1158 from the Fox Mountain Pack. The wolf was processed, re-collared and released back into the Fox Mountain Pack territory.
  • On February 6, researchers captured an uncollared female wolf pup from the San Mateo Pack. The pup designated fp1399, processed collared, and released back into San Mateo Pack territory.
  • On February 6, researchers captured AF1251 from the Prieto Pack. The wolf was re-collared and released back into the Prieto Pack territory.
Mexican Wolf Population Status: Through February 2015
Number of wolves with functioning collars
61
Number of packs
18
Number of lone wolves
3



Arizona Wolf Packs: Through February 2015
Name Alpha Female Alpha Male
Additional Animals
Bluestem AF1042
AM 1341
mp1330, mp1331, fp 1333, fp1339, fp1340, mp1382
Elk Horn
AF1294
---
M1342
Hawks Nest
AF1280
AM1038
mp1383
Maverick
AF1291
AM1183
f1335
Tsay o Ah
AF1283
---
M1343
Hoodo
---
---
M1290, f1395
Tse ighan lige
---
AM1249
f1389, f1388

Arizona Lone Wolves: M1161, m1394


New Mexico Wolf Packs: Through February 2015
Name Alpha Female Alpha Male
Additional Animals
Dark Canyon
AF923
AM992
M1293, mp1354, mp1347
Luna
AF1115
AM1155
m1337, mp1398
San Mateo AF903
---
M1345, fp1399
Fox Mountain
---
AM1158
mp1384, mp1396
Willow Springs
AF1279
AM1185
mp1385, fp1390, mp1391
Canyon Creek
AM1252
AF1246
---
Prieto
AF1251
AM1387
mp1386, fp1392
Mangas
---
---
M1296
Iron Creek
AF1278
AM1240
---
Coronado AM1051
---
---
Lava
---
---
F1295, M1285

New Mexico Lone Wolves: M1284, M1338, mp1350

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