ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Chehaw Park continues its work to protect an endangered species that is nearly extinct in the wild.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Biologist Dr. Rebecca Harrison spoke about her work with the Red Wolf Recovery Program.
It began in 1967 with 14 red wolves in a captive breeding program in collaboration with zoos.
"The current population of animals in the wild constitutes of about 75 animals in the western five most counties in North Carolina," said Ben Roberts, Chehaw Zoological Manager.
Chehaw's Wild Animal Park has two breeding pairs of Red Wolves.
Three pups were born here earlier this year.
As part of a new wolf and bear exhibit, Chehaw will build a Red Wolf Recovery Center to help with captive breeding and to help the Fish and Wildlife Services relocate nuisance animals.