Arrival of male red wolf brings new hope to Durham museum’s mating program for endangered species

From WHQR Public Media:

A new red wolf has arrived at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

Museum staff said they hope the new male will help with population recovery efforts for the endangered species. Red wolves are considered the rarest wolf species in the world. The only wild population exists in North Carolina, with fewer than 20 red wolves.

Nine-year-old Adeyha joined the museum last week. Sherry Samuels, the museum’s senior director of animal care, said Adeyha’s name comes from the Cherokee language, meaning “in the oak woods.” Fittingly, he’ll be paired for breeding with Oak, the museum’s female red wolf.


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