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