From Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club:
Last spring, amid grim headlines about the coronavirus, some heartwarming news received national attention. Seven red wolves were born in April and May at the North Carolina Zoo. Images of Lily, Aster, Cedar, Sage, and their siblings, all named after plants native to the state, circulated widely on social media.
About 250 red wolves live in 43 zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and other refuges throughout the US. A sophisticated captive-breeding program, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), even includes a stud book of wolves to help ensure genetic diversity.