Watch: Using trail cameras to count Mexican wolves

A trail camera captures an image of a Mexican wolf in the White Mountains of Arizona.
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Arizona Game and Fish Department researchers are conducting a one-year study to determine if trail cameras are an effective method of measuring the abundance of endangered Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi). Researchers deployed 125 cameras in areas within the White Mountains where they expect to find wolves. Watch the video below to see how researchers decide on camera placement and what images they’ve succeed in capturing.