Good news from the Southwest: the Mexican Gray Wolf population on a reserve in New Mexico and Arizona has increased from 42 to 50 over the last year! That's almost a 20% increase,and it is the first time that the population has grown in four years.
You can read more about this on the Defenders of Wildlife blog.
Mexican wolves are a smaller subspecies of the Gray Wolf and are native to North America. They are classified as "EW" or "Extinct in the Wild" on the conservation status scale. The Mexican Wolf is also smaller in size - about the size of a German Shepherd (which, yes, is still pretty big.)
Here's a video on the Mexican Wolves in the American Southwest: