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February 01, 2021
Saint Louis Zoo Makes Decisive Move to Save American Red Wolves
The wild population of American red wolves has been decimated, with the majority of deaths caused by humans, including illegal hunting, vehicle strikes and habitat loss.
The Zoo is collaborating on this critical conservation project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which is responsible for managing the wild American red wolf population and reintroduction efforts in the eastern U.S., as well as with the Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2), a science-based global initiative taking collective action to save animals from extinction. The Endangered Wolf Center has generously shared its 50 years of expertise and advice related to the location and construction of the Zoo’s new wolf habitats.
The Saint Louis Zoo American red wolf conservation and recovery facility is supported by private donations from Kevin Beckmann and an anonymous donor and received USFWS Recovery Challenge grant funding through C2S2.
Photo by Ashley Brown/Endangered Wolf Center.jpeg