Mexican Gray Wolf

Even though the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) has be reintroduced into the American Southwest on several occasions, they are summarily shot and killed, mostly by ranchers, even though they are paid full market value for any cattle or sheep that are killed by wolves. No wonder they are so illusive! My intent was to capture that allusiveness in the image below. More info

Mexican Gray WolfMexican Gray Wolf, Avra Valley, Arizona, USA

copyright 2012 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

Nikon N90S SLR, AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED, 35mm Kodak Lumiere 100 film scanned  on Kodak Sprintscan 4000, handheld



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11 thoughts on “Mexican Gray Wolf

  1. Two gray wolves were slaughtered today, Tuesday, September 2, 2009, the first day of the wolf hunting season in the state of Idaho. idaho plans to issue 70,000 wolf hunting permits to kill 220 wolves. If you do the math, that is 318 hunters for every wolf in the forest. The permits will cost $11.00 each.

    Please help these magnificent and endangered animals. Let us be guided by scientific fact and common sense rather than superstition and myth.

    http://www.defenders.org/programs_and_policy/wildlife_conservation/imperiled_species/wolves/

    http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/wolf,_gray.php

    Thank you,
    O. Bsiogno Scotti

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  2. Both! 🙂 The wolves knew it would be a win, win situation for them if they accepted me into the pack. They could sense I was true of heart.

    You can adopt wolves from Defenders of Wildlife. You send them a contribution towards saving the wolves, and they send you back a certificate of adoption in the mail. I have adopted a whole pack of wolves!

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  3. sukiyama02. Thanks for liking this post which will help to bring more attention to the plight of the Mexican Gray Wolf. Their future is not looking bright. There are less than 50 left in the US.

    As far as this image goes, it is very special to me as a photographer and as a human being.

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  4. This is gorgeous! Everything about it is perfect…..Wolves are one of the most misunderstood creatures in this country. When the Grey Wolf was re~introduced to MT, Id, etc in 1995, the same thing happened to them. The ranchers tried to kill them all off. In Montana, we are fortunate to have such great and vast wilderness areas…thankfully, most of the wildlife in the entire state ends up in those wildnesses….

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    • Thank you Lezlie. I know wolves, and I am sure my knowledge and love for them is portrayed in this image. I’ve been into wolves since I read “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London as a child. I suspect that as a baby, I was stolen out of my crib and raised in the forest by a wild pack of wolves. They are the most important species we have since they maintain the balance of all other species. I adopt a wolf every year through Defenders of Wildlife. For a $25.00 donation, they send you adoption papers. I now have my own wolf pack!

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      • Your knowledge and love for these wolves is definitely portrayed in this image. I too, fell in love with these creatures at a young age by reading the same two books you have cited here. If you were stolen and raised by wolves, that would explain sooooo much..;). I may have to do my own adoption….thanks for the info on that.

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      • I wish I had the means to adopt all of them! The fight is on now to reintroduce the gray wolf in California. We already have one pack that wandered in from Oregon, and so far they have remained alive. We need a few more packs to insure their survival.

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