Mexican Gray Wolf (El Lobo)
- The Mexican gray wolf is the smallest subspecies of the gray wolf and after the red wolf, the most endangered wolf in the world.
- Humans pose the greatest threat, at one point eliminating them from the wild.
- Only an unprecedented captive breeding programme prevented them from disappearing forever.
- A small population of five was found in Mexico in the 1970s. After successful captive breeding, 11 wolves were released into the wilds of western New Mexico and eastern Arizona in 1998, and have grown to a current population of 114, at last count.