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Global Range: (<100-250 square km (less than about 40-100 square miles)) Formerly from southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and western Texas south through much of northern and central Mexico. In 2000, the wild population limited to three packs reintroduced to the Apache and Gila National Forests (Mexican Wolf Recovery Program 2000). As of the mid-1990s, none occurred in the U.S. and very few or none remained in Mexico (most likely in eastern Sonora, western Chihuahua, and Zacatecas) (Johnson 1991; USFWS, Federal Register, 1 May 1996). See Hoffmeister (1986) for information on runways or hunting beats that historically were used in southern Arizona. In 1998, USFWS (Federal Register, 12 January 1998) announced its intention to reintroduce the Mexican gray wolf (subspecies BAILEYI) into Arizona and New Mexico (Apache and Gila national forests, also possibly White Sands Missile Range).