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Conservation group says feds took out endangered wolf

Posted November 23

— A conservation group says the federal government hasn't been transparent about its removal of a Mexican gray wolf from the wild this month.

The wolf is an endangered species and only there are only 97 of them in Arizona and New Mexico, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

The organization says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service captured a gray wolf in east-central Arizona in response to the killing of cattle on nearby land.

The government is under court order to update its decades-old recover plan for the Mexican gray wolf, which has struggled to regain a foothold in the Southwest region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife has to update the plan by November 2017.

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