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Saturday, June 22: Stone Zoo will close at 3pm (last tickets sold at 2pm) in preparation for our event, A Wild Affair. Please plan your visit accordingly!

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All About Animals

Wolf Pack

  • Mexican gray wolf

    What's in a Name?


    Each wolf pack member is named after a female conservationist! Our wolves include: Craighead, Mittermeier, Lek, Carson, Goodall and Beattie.

  • Guests looking at wolves

    Viewing Tip:

    Our wolves like to hang out along the rocks at the back of their exhibit. See if you can spot them!

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    Wee Wolves:

    Mexican gray wolves are the smallest subspecies of wolf!

  • wolf

    Back from the Brink:

    Mexican gray wolves were brought back from near extinction 30 years ago.

You can visit our wolf pack year-round at Stone Zoo. If they're not up and moving around, look for the wolves along the rocks at the back of their exhibit. Or, in the summer months, they often like to dig dirt dens in the front right corner.

 

About the Mexican Gray Wolf

conservation status: endangered

Geographic Range:

range map

Class: Mammalia  
Order: Carnivora  
Family: Canidae  
Genus: Canis  
Species: lupus baileyi

The smallest subspecies of wolf, Mexican gray wolves, or “Lobos” as they’re called in Spanish, have fur that is tan, silver and black. Mexican gray wolves are highly social, living in packs of three to eight with a complex social hierarchy. They are very vocal animals, using barks, howls, growls, whines and whimpers to communicate. Howls are used to assemble pack members and advertise territory. Wolves have individual, distinctive howls.

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