The U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced a 10% increase in the Mexican gray wolf population, the largest it's been since the reintroduction began in 1998. NAZ Today Reporter, Mitchell McKenzie, says nine states have noticed the population increase, with Arizona and New Mexico having a 12% increase in their population.

While the populations have increased, so too have the killings of Mexican gray wolves. 21 wolves were found dead in 2018, more than any year since the reintroduction began.