Prized for genetics, red wolves growing up at LBL

From The News-Enterprise:

A cool wind gives the branches a consistent rustle, early sunlight filters through the overgrowth and four 1-year-olds come out to play.

Trace, Piney, Ginger and Sugar sniff and creep, chase off a large crow intent on invading their enclosure, race to the other side, hide behind a hill and cautiously peer out again, huddling together with their mom or dad.

The four red wolf pups, born last spring at the Land Between the Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station, came as an unexpected and very valuable litter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Red Wolf Recovery Program.

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