RED WOLF COALITION INC wrote -
In red wolf country, it's almost impossible to see these fascinating animals. The red wolf's home isn't like Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley, where wide vistas of open landscape give visitors breathtaking views of gray wolves hunting and raising their pups. Red wolf habitat is thick with dense vegetation and tangled underbrush. Anyone who sees a wild red wolf is lucky, especially if a camera is within reach!
But red wolves are specialthe amber eyes, the rich tawny coat tinged with the signature autumn red, the effortless grace as the wolf moves along at a flowing trotand people want to see them in a natural setting.
The Red Wolf Coalition has geared up to take on this challenge by working to enclose a spacious woodland habitat for a few "ambassador" red wolves near the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Columbia, North Carolina. This enclosure will provide the wolves with a natural environment designed to showcase them for visitors and to ensure their safety, comfort and freedom from stress. [The enclosures shown in the photos to the left are at a red wolf captive facility in North Carolina. They are very similar to the facility we plan to construct.]
What the Red Wolves Need
This habitat requires significant fencing, as well as enhancements like boulders, hollow logs and den boxes. Visitors and program participants will be able to observe the ambassador wolves and to learn how they live in the wild.
The Benefits for Red Wolvesand for People!
This enclosure will pay two big dividends for people and for red wolves: