The Pack is Back! Wolves Return to San Francisco After 20 Years May 27, 2016 13:14

For the first time in 20 years, the majestic North American wolves and Mexican Gray are coming back to the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. Come June 8th, visitors to the San Francisco Zoo will now see these rare wolf species in the zoo exhibit.

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A Mexican Gray Wolf, taken by Robin Silver

According to Zoo Deputy Director Joe Fitting, this special wolfpack will comprise of three brothers which he describes to be very active creatures. When asked about the zoo's decision to add wolves to the exhibits, Fitting noted this move is the result of a partnership with the federal government. Previously, North American Wolves were added to the exhibit with their assistance, and the addition of Mexican Gray Wolves is their latest work yet.

To help the wolves maintain their natural lifestyle, the zoo has also employed several state-of-the-art technology to stimulate the wolves into staying active.

North American Gray Wolf by

North American Gray Wolf by

Mexican Gray Wolves, like their North American counterparts, are considered at-risk species in North America. In the past, several proposals have been made to declare these rare species as endangered, so as to raise funding and government efforts to protect and preserve these magnificent creatures.

To find the Mexican Gray Wolfpack at the San Francisco zoo, keep your eye out for old bear grottos which is what the three brothers will call home in June.