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University continues efforts to save red wolves


Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is dedicated to the survival of the endangered red wolf species. In late July, the university partnered with the Little Rock Zoo and the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, to bring the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) annual meeting to Little Rock.

Only 200 red wolves are currently in captivity; that’s why the university is planning to develop and manage a breeding facility in Jonesboro. Initially, it will house four pairs of red wolves: One pair would be on exhibit for the public, while the other pens would be set up for breeding.

– Chris Keene, Ghidotti Communications

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