Also known as “el lobo”, the Mexican wolf is the smallest subspecies of the North American gray wolf. Wolves live in family groups called packs. The wolf parents are the leaders of the pack, called the alpha pair. The rest of the group includes their sons and daughters and possibly a few other close relatives.
Prowl about for predators at the Zoo at night and learn about their importance during a Wolf Woods Nocturnal Adventures Overnight program.
Reintroduction efforts organized through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Wolf Recovery Program are returning Mexican wolves to their former range in Arizona and New Mexico. Zoos, including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, are helping by housing and breeding the wolves to be released.