Wolf Center - Off-Exhibit Red Wolves

South Salem, New York, United States

Meet Red Wolves: Sam & Family!
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About Sam & Family

SAM (M1784)
Wolves hold family in the highest regard, a sentiment that resonates deeply with red wolf Sam (M1784). In the autumn of 2017, Sam and his family were relocated to the WCC. The reason behind this move was the couple's genetic significance; they were chosen to breed again in 2018 and needed a more spacious enclosure for their expanding family. This decision proved to be wise, as on April 19, 2018, the pair welcomed their second litter - four boys and two girls! Although the family dynamics have shifted over time, with some members moving to different facilities and the loss of Sam's mate Veronica, Sam continues to provide a caring and supportive atmosphere for his remaining children.

MARTHA (F2242) Veronica and Sam's offspring

SKYRAE (F2243) Veronica and Sam's offspring

MAX (M2240) Veronica and Sam's offspring

HUNTER (M2241) Veronica and Sam's offspring

NOTCH (M2206)
On April 28, 2017, red wolf Notch was born ("Notch" for the notch in his ear). He and his family moved to the WCC soon after in the fall of 2017.

About Red Wolves
These critically endangered red wolves represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in an effort to save a species on the brink of extinction. The red wolf is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat. In 1980, the species was declared extinct in the wild with only a handful left to survive in captivity. In 1987, red wolves were reintroduced into the wild in North Carolina as part of a federal reintroduction program. For more information about wolves and the WCC's participation in wolf recovery, please visit www.nywolf.org.

About the Wolf Conservation Center
The Wolf Conservation Center, a 501c3 non-profit, is an environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

For more information visit the Wolf Conservation Center's website.