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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: August 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 3 : Mortalities and Depredation Incidents

Wolf Mortalities
  • No wolf mortalities were documented in August.
  • Researchers received the necropsy report for M1253, a wolf that was recovered from the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) in April 2014. The cause of death was stomach cancer. The necropsy results also yielded information that M1253 was actually a previously identified wolf with studbook M825. M825 was a Hon-dah pup released on the FAIR in 2003.

Depredation Incidents
During August, there were eight livestock depredation reports involving nine animals and no nuisance reports in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA).
  • On August 3, Wildlife Services investigated one dead calf near O Bar O, New Mexico. The investigation determined the calf was killed by wolves. The depredation was assigned to twi uncollared wolves loosely associated with the Luna Pack.
  • On August 6, Wildlife Services investigated one dead cow near Canyon Del Buey in New Mexico. The investigation determined the cow was killed by wolves. The depredation was assigned to members of the San Mateo Pack.
  • On August 13, Wildlife Services investigated an injury to a cow near Dry Lakes in New Mexico. The injury was confirmed as being caused by a wolf.
  • On August 20, Wildlife Services investigated a dead calf near Cox Canyon in New Mexico. The investigation determined the calf was a probable wolf kill.
  • On August 21, Wildlife Services investigated a dead calf near Bill Knight Gap in New Mexico. The investigation determined the calf was killed by a wolf. The depredation was assigned to an uncollared wolf or wolves.
  • On August 23, Wildlife Services investigated a dead calf near Pat Knoll in Arizona. The investigation determined the calf was killed by a bear.
  • On August 26, Wildlife Services investigated a dead cow near Geneva Tank in Arizona. The investigation determined the cow died of unknown causes.
  • On August 26, Wildlife Services investigated a dead cow near Big Lake in Arizona. The investigation determined the cow died from being struck by lightning.

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