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NMSU Wildlife Museum receives Mexican wolf pelt

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican wolf pelt that is more than 100 years has found a home at a New Mexico museum.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports ( the pelt, native to the Southwest, will be on display at the Wildlife Museum of New Mexico State University.

It has been donated by two sisters who say the pelt has gone through several generations of their family since the early 20th century.

Curator Jennifer Frey says the pelt will be used in a museum public education program.

She says the pelt can facilitate discussions about the animal and its conservation status.

An annual federal survey released in February showed at least 109 wolves are spread among New Mexico and Arizona.

The Mexican wolf was added to the federal endangered species list in 1976.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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