Arizona wildlife managers say two endangered Mexican gray wolves have died, bringing the state wide total of deceased wolves this year to six.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department said in a news release Friday that the wolves were found dead in May. Authorities did not release any details about the circumstances, where the wolves were found, or how they died. Their deaths are under investigation.
Each wolf was part of a separate pack located in the east-central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. One was from the Bear Wallow Pack and the other from the Panther Creek Pack. The report can be read here.
Efforts to reintroduce the endangered Wolves in Arizona and New Mexico have been ongoing for two decades.