A female Mexican wolf looks back after being released into a holding pen in the Apache National forest near Alpine, Arizona. The US Fish and Wildlife Service says it released four Mexican gray wolves in the forest on March 15th - the first of 15 that biologists plan to release this year along the Arizona-New Mexico state line in an effort to re-establish the animals in the wild.
Of the eleven released last year, five have been shot to death, a sixth is presumed dead and three were recaptured.
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