ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A pair of endangered red wolves has been moved to a nature center in North Carolina.
The Asheville Citizen Times reports the wolves were moved to the Western North Carolina Nature Center as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program. Center animal curator Erin Oldread says staff hopes the wolves will mate and produce offspring that can be released into the wild.
Less than 50 red wolves remain in the wild. Thirteen red wolf pups have been born at the center through the program.
One wolf from Georgia named Karma was moved to the Asheville center in October. Another wolf from Tennessee named Garnet was moved there last week. The center plans to introduce them to each other in January.
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