Galveston ‘ghost wolves’ have DNA of endangered red wolves, scientists say

From in Texas:

Scientists say Galveston Island’s rare species of “ghost wolves” are a hybrid of historic red wolves and coyotes, meaning that the rare canines could be the key to reviving one of its ancestors.

The findings on ghost wolves, which resemble coyotes, were presented by researchers with the Gulf Coast Canine Project and Galveston Police Animal Services Division during a town hall Wednesday, according to a report by Matt Dougherty of KHOU 11.

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