Regional
10:54 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Wolf Release On Sunday

Silver City – A female wolf is to be released Sunday in southwestern New Mexico's Gila Wilderness.

The state Department of Game and Fish says the year-and-a-half-old wolf was born in the wild but was trapped in Arizona and put into captivity because she left the boundaries of the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area.

The agency says the wolf has no history of killing livestock.

Agency officials say the wolf is considered a good candidate for release because she exhibits a fear of people.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.