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Home > Mexican Wolves > About The Project > Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: January 2014

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: January 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 1 : Mexican Wolf Census Data

General Information
Project personnel completed the 2013 end-of-year population count on January 31. The specific minimum population estimate for 2013 is 83 wolves with five breeding pairs. A breeding pair consists of at least one adult male (including an alpha male), at least one adult female (including an alpha female), and at least two pups produced during the same year that survive until the end of December. As a result of survey and capture efforts associated with the end-of-year population count, the collared population at the end of January 2014 consisted of 50 wolves with functional radio collars dispersed among 13 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 January 20, researchers captured and removed AF1056 from the Paradise Pack in accordance with a removal order issued by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in September and extended until February.

On January 20, researchers captured and removed M1249 from the Paradise Pack. M1249 will be paired with a captive female and released in the spring of 2014.

On January 20, researchers captured and removed m1290 from the Maverick Pack. m1290 will be paired with a captive female and the pair will be released in the spring of 2014.

On January 20, researchers captured and re-collared AM1038 of the Hawks Nest Pack. AM1038 was processed and released back into the pack territory.

On January 21, researchers captured and re-collared f1294 from the Elk Horn Pack. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory.

On January 21, researchers captured and collared a previously uncollared female pup, fp1339 from the Bluestem Pack in Arizona. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory.

On January 21, researchers captured and collared a another previously uncollared female wolf pup, fp1340 from the Bluestem Pack in Arizona. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory.

On January 21, researchers captured and collared a previously uncollared adult male wolf, M1341 from the Bluestem Pack in Arizona. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory. Researchers are waiting on genetics to determine if M1341 is the breeding male in the Bluestem Pack.

On January 21, researchers captured and collared a previously uncollared male wolf, m1342 from the Maverick Pack. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory.

On January 21, researchers captured and re-collared AM1183 from the Maverick Pack. This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released back into the pack territory.

On January 22, researchers captured and collared a previously uncollared male wolf (M1343). This wolf was fitted with a telemetry collar and released on site.

Mexican Wolf Population Status: Through January 2014
Number of wolves with functioning collars
50
Number of packs
13
Number of lone wolves
3



Arizona Wolf Packs: Through January 2014
Name Alpha Female Alpha Male
Additional Animals
Bluestem AF1042
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m1275, mp1330, mp1331, fp1332, fp 1333, fp1339, fp1340, M1341
Elk Horn
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AM1287 F1294
Rim
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AM1107
f1305
Paradise
AF1056
---
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Maverick
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AM1183
m1290, f1291, f1335, mp1336, m1342
Tsay o Ah
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AM1253
f1283

Arizona Lone Wolves: M1343


New Mexico Wolf Packs: Through January 2014
Name Alpha Female Alpha Male
Additional Animals
Dark Canyon
AF923
AM992
M1293
Luna
AF1115
AM1155
m1284, m1285, m1286, m1337
San Mateo AF903
AM1157
M1249, m1282, f1327
Fox Mountain
AM1158
AF1212
M1276
Willow Springs
AM1185
AF1279
mp1329, mp1338
Canyon Creek
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M1252, F1246
Prieto
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F1251

New Mexico Lone Wolves: M1240, M1296, f1295, f1278

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