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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: May 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 3 : Mortalities and Depredation Incidents

Wolf Mortalities
  • In May, F1218 was found dead in Arizona. The incident is under investigation.
  • Researchers received the necropsy report for AM1253, who was found dead in Arizona. The report concluded that AM1253 died of Neoplasia-adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer.

Depredation Incidents
During May, there were seven livestock depredation reports and one nuisance report in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA).
  • On May 2, Wildlife Services (WS) investigated a dead calf north of Luna, New Mexico. The cause of death was confirmed as a wolf. The incident was assigned to AM1158 of the Fox Mountain Pack or to an uncollared wolf associated with the Fox Mountain Pack.
  • On May 4, Wildlife Services investigated five dead sheep near Luna, New Mexico. The investigation determined that the sheep were killed by domestic dog(s).
  • On May 10, Wildlife Services investigated an injured cow north of Luna, New Mexico. The investigation determined the injury was wolf caused. The calf survived its injuries.
  • On May 12, Wildlife Services investigated a dead calf near Pot Tank in New Mexico. The calf was determined to have been killed by coyotes.
  • On May 16, M1290 was observed by a ranch hand near livestock near Greens Peak in Arizona. The wolf was chased out of the area.
  • On May 19, Wildlife Services investigated a dead calf near O bar O Canyon in New Mexico. The cause of death was confirmed as a wolf. The depredation was assigned to M1284 and any uncollared wolves with it at the time.
  • On May 20, Wildlife Services investigated a dead cow near Canyon Del Buey in New Mexico. The investigation determined the cow was killed by a black bear.
  • On May 22, Wildlife Services investigated a dead cow near Canyon Del Buey in New Mexico. The cow was confirmed to have been killed by a wolf. The depredation was assigned to an uncollared wolf associated with the San Mateo pack.

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