Month: May 2013

The Red Wolf Captive-to-Wild Foster Program

May 6, 2013

The red wolf is one of the most rare mammals in North America. About 100 red wolves roam their native habitat in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina and approximately 200 comprise the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) in facilities across the United States. As a participant of the RWSSP,…

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Wolf Conservation Center Prepares for Mexican Wolf Pups

May 2, 2013

Sometimes preserving and endangered species requires unusual steps. This week the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)  will be among the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) participants  taking extraordinary measures to aid the recovery of the critically endangered Mexican wolf (a.k.a. lobo). In order to maintain genetic diversity within the Mexican wolf population, the  MWSSP management…

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