Last year, the Red Wolf Recovery Programand Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) partners from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA; Tacoma, WA) received multiple grants from for projects that will further the conservation of the endangered red wolf. The Conservation Committee (ConCom) awards grants annually to a variety of conservation and research programs worldwide, and is supported by generous contributions from PDZA, Point Defiance Zoo Society, and the Point Defiance American Association of Zoo Keepers chapter.
|Art and Cameron restrain wolf while Dr. Karen and Will examine her.|
|Dr. Karen examines restrained wolf|
Dr. Karen was also able to examine 11964F, a wild red wolf that was recently trapped and sustained a toe injury. Dr. Jay at the Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital treated her locally in January. Fortunately, with time, the foot healed properly and we were able to release her back into her natal territory.
|Released 11964F. Photo: B. Bartel/USFWS.|
It was a terrific visit. A big thanks to Kristin for all her winter sampling and hard work and to all of the vets that help treat and care for the red wolves!