Quick Facts About Mexican Gray Wolves:

  • Mexican Gray Wolves are social animals that live in packs.
  • Pups are born deaf and blind with a keen sense of smell.
  • On average, gray wolves will eat twenty to thirty pounds of meat in one meal but have also been known to go up to fourteen days between meals with no ill effects.
  • Social creatures, gray wolves have a complex communication system that involves body language, barking, growling, dancing, howling, and scent marking.

Did you know that the Mexican Wolf was believed to be extinct in the 80s? The El Paso Zoo is a proud supporter of the Species Survival Plan® for Mexican Wolf recovery efforts.

Conservation Status:  Endangered
El Paso Zoo Location:  Chihuahuan Desert