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Wildlife Science Center Takes Part in Red Wolf Breeding Program

Updated: 03/25/2014 10:49 PM
Created: 03/25/2014 3:49 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

 A love connection - that's what the Wildlife Science Center is hoping for as it takes part in a wolf breeding program.

The center in Columbus, Minnesota and the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls South Dakota exchanged two endangered red wolves today.

Over the years the center hasn't had any luck breeding red wolves. They say the animals are very selective in who they mate with.

"Dogs are not that picky but wolves have a high degree of mate selectivity which makes our job even more challenging." said Peggy Callahan Wildlife Center Executive Director.

The red wolf is different than Minnesota's timber wolf. The red wolf is native to the southeastern United States but was believed to be extinct in its former range by about 30 years ago.


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