Mexican wolf that escaped Colorado wildlife center captured

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A Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) called Yoltic is seen in the Zoo of Coyotes in Mexico City, on July 6, 2017. Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An endangered Mexican wolf that escaped from a Colorado wildlife center last month has been captured.

The Gazette reports the year-old wolf named Jack was captured Wednesday after he had gotten out of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center on Nov. 11.

Martin Lowney, state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services Program, says crews had searched for the wolf in the Cripple Creek area, west of Colorado Springs.

Lowney says he did not know exactly where the wolf was caught.

The male wolf was born in captivity and had been taken to the wildlife center to breed with other wolves.

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