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Rare captive-bred red wolf pups head into North Carolina wild

[large thumbnail url=”rare-captive-bred-red-wolf-pups-head-into-north-carolina-wild” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”rare-captive-bred-red-wolf-pups-head-into-north-carolina-wild” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Six red wolf pups were born in captivity in the middle of April and two of those wolf pups were picked to head out to┬áNorth Carolina┬áto become foster pups of a wild wolf mom.

T. DeLene Beeland, an author writing a book about red wolves, tells the story of what happened when two puppies – which represented hope for a highly endangered species – were introduced to a new family, a new wolf mother and new future at the end of April.

Red wolf pups head into the North Carolina Wild
by T. DeLene Beeland – Special Correspondent for the Charlotte Observer

By the time the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists finished their work on April 30, a wild female red wolf in Tyrrell County returned to her den and discovered she had two more puppies than she left. They were not hers, but they wiggled around with her two existing pups just like family.

The mom was chosen by the Red Wolf Recovery Program to receive the foster pups, born April 18 – about the same time as her own – at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago…

Read the entire article on the charlotteobserver.com: Red wolf pups head into the North Carolina wild

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