The New Mexico Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a request by the Turner Endangered Species Fund to import and temporarily hold Mexican gray wolves at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch. The decision, which was announced in February, followed a surprise move by the commission last year to deny the Ladder Ranch’s permit to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with its Mexican wolf recovery program. The wolves are transported by Fish and Wildlife personnel from a wolf sanctuary in Washington to a facility in Mexico. The stop at the Ladder Ranch, which would be as soon as early April or as late as mid July, is to give the wolves a respite from travel-related stress.
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