Endangered red wolves need space to stay wild. But there’s another predator in the way — humans
By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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A red wolf crosses a road on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Thursday, March 23, 2023, near Manns Harbor, N.C. Over the course of 25 years, the red wolf went from being declared extinct in the wild to becoming hailed as an Endangered Species Act success story. But the only wolf species unique to the United States is once again at the brink. The last wild populations of Canis rufus are clinging to life on two federal refuges in eastern North Carolina. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A family of red wolves, from right, 3-month-old pups, Sentinel and Sabine; their mother, Brave, 7, and their father, Diego, 8, lie in their enclosure on July 7 at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)