Not Many People Know About This Wolf Sanctuary Right Here In New Mexico
Did you know New Mexico’s wolf population has been slowly growing over the past decade? After decades of population reduction, the number of Mexican gray wolves dwindled down to just a few dozen spread across New Mexico and Arizona.
While coming across one of these wolves would be an extremely rare experience—currently, there are a mere 132 spread across the two states—you can see these majestic animals at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is located at 378 Candy Kitchen Road near Ramah, about two hours west of Albuquerque via Interstate 40 and Highway 53.
The sanctuary is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday. Ticket prices are $5 for children age 12 and under, $8 for seniors, and $10 for adults. For details about private and group tours, special events, and more, visit their website or Facebook page.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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