The St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge has the unique status of participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s red wolf recovery program.
Adults that are sent off the island for any number of reasons such as age or health concerns have gone to places such as The Tallahassee History and Natural Sciences Museum, the Wolf Conservation Center of New York, and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium/Graham, Wash. to name a few.
Adult red wolves have been sent to St. Vincent from all over the
The new male #1804 and female #1729 were placed in a large acclimation pen on the island for a short time in an effort to both introduce the pair and help male #1804 adjust to his new environment.
Encouraging video evidence of their subsequent pair bonding there, and now in the wild, leave biologist Bradley Smith and Refuge Manager Shelley Stiaes hopeful there will be a new litter of red wolf pups roaming the refuge soon.
For more information on the red wolf recovery program there are a multitude of websites you can visit including more information on 1804 at nywolf.org/home?p=9066 and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service red wolf recovery program at www.fws.gov/redwolf/ Red wolf recovery team social media sites abound as well so please be sure to like and share the red wolf recovery team on Facebook,, check out their blog trackthepack.blogspot.com/ and follow them on Twitter @redwolfrecovery.