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Canis lupus baileyi a subspices of the gray wolf.As the smallest subspecies of gray wolf, It is native to North America, whe
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re it is the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies.Until the 1900s, the Mexican gray wolf had ranged throughout Central Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, and Western Texas. Settlers at this time began hunting the wolf's prey, forcing the wolf to turn to feeding on the settler's livestock. This in turn lead to the


settlers hunting the wolf.There are no wild populations in the US. Captive bred individuals have been released in Arizona and hopefully in New Mexico before the turn of the century; status in Mexico is unknown and may be extirpated (no longer exists in Mexico)

APPEARANCE Edit

Usually dark red and black with white markings, medium thick coat, about 4-5 feet long, 3 feet tall, 40-80 pounds.The Mexican Wolf is the smallest Gray Wolf subspecies present in North America. Reaching an overall length no greater than 1.2–1.5 metres (3.9–4.9 ft) and a maximum height of about 80 centimetres (31 in), it is around the size of agreman sheperd. Weight ranges from 27–37 kilograms (60–82 lb). In stature, it resembles some Eurapoean[1]wolves, though its head is usually broader, its neck thicker, its ears longer and its tail shorter.    The Mexican gray wolf varies in size from 50 to 64 inches long (nose to tail), 24 to 32 inches shoulder height, and weighs from 50 to 90 pounds.

DIETEdit

When in the wild, the wolf feeds primarily on deer, antelope, rabbits and other small rodents.

ENDANGER?Edit

no

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