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The North Carolina Zoo announced via a tweet last week that they recently welcomed five new Red Wolf pups. This is a cause for celebration because Red Wolves are the most endangered canid in the world. The zoo explained that there are only 15-20 red wolves left in the wild, and they are only found in North Carolina, so the new additions to the species are hugely important to the survival of the species. This is why we need to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 — too many species like this are on the brink of extinction, being kept going only by captive breeding programs. The North Carolina Zoo now has 25 wolves thanks to their breeding program making it the second-largest pack in America. The new babies are all named after plants found in North Carolina, the zoo explained:
“The names for the males are Oak (Appalachian Oak), Cedar (Red Cedar) and Sage (Azure Sage). The females are named Lily (Carolina Lily, the state’s wildflower) and Aster (Piedmont Aster).”
By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare It’s often said that dogs are man’s best friend. This common phrase may seem simple to most, but it holds a very important lesson: animals are important to human wellbeing. IFAW’s newest report, Animals are Key to Human Development: A Guidebook for Incorporating Conservation […]
Park Rangers at National Parks that have been closed for many weeks have observed things they had never seen before. For example, pronghorn antelope in the sun-scorched lowlands of Death Valley National Park, and at Yosemite, with traffic a distant memory, deer, bobcats, and black bears have made their way into Yosemite Valley and are […]
The New York Times reported over the weekend that Georgia has yet another problem besides continuing increases in COVID patients. An invasive South American exotic lizard species has made its way to Georgia where it is now threatening native wildlife because, according to state Fish & Game officials, they can eat whatever they want (insert […]
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