Zoo Knoxville welcomes new red wolf, first unrelated female wolf in the zoo’s pack

From NBC10 News:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Zoo Knoxville is welcoming a new member to its red wolf pack — a new female red wolf who arrived from North Carolina. According to Terry Cannon, a curator of mammals and carnivals at the zoo, the new wolf will be the first unrelated female wolf introduced to the zoo in several years.

“Now, we’ve brought in this new bloodline — female. She’s 2 years old, she came from North Carolina. North Carolina State University, actually was holding her and taking care of her, but now she’s been asked to be moved here for future breeding recommendation with one of our males,” he said. “Red wolves are very important. They are officially known as ‘America’s wolf.'”


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