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Four red wolf puppies were born at the Nature Center and are expected to thrive and bolster red wolf populations in the nation. The Species Survival Plan saved the red wolf from extinction after only 14 pure wolves remained in the entire world.
Chuck Peoples is a recent North Carolina State University graduate and volunteer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Project. He is using radio telemetry to track endangered red wolves that have been reintroduced in the wild at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
The first pair of red wolves were released on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, near Manteo in North Carolina. Specially designed radio telemetry recapture collars were placed on the wolves to monitor their movement.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the reintroduction of red wolves in eastern North Carolina. There are currently no wild wolves in the state. Public meetings will be held to explain the program if a proposal is developed.
Since 1984, six wildlife species have been reintroduced to their native range in the Great Smoky Mountains by the National Park Service. In 1991, a family of red wolves was reintroduced into the park. Earley discusses steps taken by the Park Service to win public support for the reintroduction.