31 Jul '18, 7am

Can the Red Wolf Survive Extinction a Second Time?

In 1980, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the last 14 pure red wolves from the wild with plans to breed them in captivity and repopulate the landscape. Seven years later, four males and four females were released on the Albermarle Peninsula in North Carolina. After reaching a peak population of about 130 animals by 2006, gunshot and vehicular collisions have cut their numbers to just two dozen. The USFWS is now poised to abandon efforts to save them, this time with no plan for how, when, or where to reunite red wolves with their natural habitat. Although 43 facilities hold a total captive population of 230 animals, the red wolf may soon gain the ignoble distinction of going extinct in the wild for a second time. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Maggie Howell, executive director of the Wolf Conservation Center in Salem, New York, with 20 of the cinnamon-colored animals ...

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Can the Red Wolf Survive Extinction a Second Time?

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