US zoo saving endangered red wolf, one dental checkup at a time

From Reuters:

EATONVILLE, Washington, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The endangered red wolf, the lone wolf species native only to the United States, is slowly coming back thanks to a breeding and reintroduction program that also takes special care of the wolves’ teeth.

The Tacoma-based Point Defiance Zoo is conducting dental exams and teeth-cleaning in its managed care program. Broken teeth “would prevent them from eating meat very well,” said Karen Wolf, the zoo’s head veterinarian.

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