Wolves are both Federally and State protected as an Endangered Species. The Mexican wolf (listed separately as a subspecies) of the southwestern United States remains classified as federally endangered in Colorado, and is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The gray wolf ranges across Eurasia and in North America from the Arctic to Mexico and from coast to coast.
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Description of Animal Behavior:
Did you try to approach the animal?
Result of approaching the animal:
Did you whistle or make a noise?
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Proximity to domestic wolf or wolf-dog hybrids:
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Previous sightings of this
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