Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Mexican gray wolf that escaped from a Colorado wildlife center about a month ago has been recaptured with a paw injury, officials said.
John Oakleaf, field coordinator for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, said the wolf is being treated for an injured right front paw after being safely captured Wednesday north of Divide.
The wolf had escaped Nov. 11, the same day it arrived at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.
Oakleaf said the wolf will be moved to a different facility once it has recovered. He said officials are concerned it might escape again.
"Once wolves have something beat, they'll test it again," Oakleaf told the Colorado Springs Gazette.
The center had intended to breed the wolf as part of efforts to reintroduce the endangered species to the Southwestern United States.