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Celebrate a Red Wolf Milestone – 30 Years

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Thirty years ago this month, a new chapter in wildlife conservation began with a wild homecoming unlike anything seen before. The first captive-bred red wolves were released to the wild!

The red wolf reintroduction was among the first instances of a species, considered extinct in the wild, being re-established from a captive population. In many ways, the red wolf program was the pilot program, serving as a model for subsequent canid reintroductions, particularly those of the Mexican gray wolf to the American Southwest and the gray wolf to the Yellowstone region.

In recognition of the anniversary, the Wolf Conservation Center​ is celebrating the red wolf all week with interesting red wolf facts, ways to take action, special events, giveaways and more!

Follow the WCC on Facebook to be a part!