Thursday, June 28, 2012
During the media debut of six-week-old red wolf pups at Point Defiance Zoo Wednesday, June 28, 2012 one finds daily life can get tiring hanging out with mom Millie. The red wolf, Canis rufus, has a historical range of the southeastern U.S., but today the species is endangered with only roughly 100 wild wolves that are in the North Carolina preserve. In the 1970s the number of red wolves was in the teens. "Point Defiance was the leader in the red wolf recovery," says Kris Sherman of the zoo, "We've been a pioneer in their recovery." The zoo is having a naming contest for the pups on their website.
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