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Flights planned for annual survey of Mexican gray wolves

Flights planned for annual survey of Mexican gray wolves

The Associated Press
January 13, 2018 12:20 PM

PINETOP, Ariz. (AP) - Residents of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico may see and hear a low-flying helicopter in coming weeks as biologists conduct their annual population survey as part of a project to introduce Mexican gray wolves to their native habitat.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say flights will be conducted between Jan. 22 and Feb. 3 near Alpine, Arizona, and Reserve, New Mexico.

The operation will include an attempt to capture selected young wolves not yet been fitted with a radio telemetry collar, in addition to wolves with collars that need a battery replacement or any wolf appearing to be sick or injured.

The last annual survey indicated there were at least 113 wolves.

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