Red wolf experiment left lasting legacy in Smokies


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you count every red wolf in the world, you’ll find almost four percent of the entire population in one fenced enclosure at Zoo Knoxville.

“Unfortunately, the outlook is pretty grim at this point. We’ve only got around 25 left in the wild right now. There are around 250 in managed care and we have 10 of them at Zoo Knoxville.  The zoos are keeping this population alive,” said Kelly Cox, assistant director of animal care at Zoo Knoxville.

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