Construction began on our new Red Wolf Habitat on Monday, November 21, in the former Deer exhibit area. The deer have been moved to another location off public view until we complete construction. The exhibit will include enrichment areas, den boxes, and a shelter to support a breeding program. Information about red wolf conservation will be featured in an educational display, donor recognition, and a sculpture by Dale Weiler, Just Settling In.
Fewer than 300 red wolves survive in the world today, mostly in captivity. While these animals once roamed the southern and eastern United States from Texas to New England, by the early 1900s, hunters and farmers who considered them threats had virtually wiped out the population. Today, the red wolf is a federally protected endangered species.
Construction is almost complete!
We will receive three red wolves from the Akron Zoo in Ohio around the first of June. They will need some time to acclimate before the exhibit is open to the public. We hope to open to the public in mid-July.