The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving forward with efforts to recover the Mexican Grey wolf. While it's not clear yet if and when captive bred adult wolves will be released into the wild, two captive born pups were successfully exchanged with two pups from a wild den to foster genetic diversity for the species.
Sherry Barrett is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Wolf Coordinator. KUNM’s Anna Lande asked her why a wild wolf doesn’t reject captive born pups.