|Photo: John Murphy/USFWS|
What's a healthy young red wolf to do to help perpetuate his critically endangered species? Fly to Florida to find a romantic partner, of course. Back in 2013, red wolf M1804, a.k.a. "Thicket," flew from the Wolf Conservation Center to St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, a remote barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, to be introduced to a potential mate on the wild landscape.
Fast forward three years - M1804 is a DAD with at least one confirmed pup! Born at the WCC in 2010, M1804 and his brother M1803 (Moose) are both now wearing the badge of fatherhood. We cannot wait to alert M1803's kiddos that they have a WILD cousin!
So throw back your head and join us in sending congratulatory howls to M1804! In lieu of gifts, the new papa asks that you help #SaveRedWolves by signing up to join the red wolf #Thunderclap to call on Dan Ashe to do his job and continue the red wolf recovery program in North Carolina!
A thunderclap is a crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. On September 9th, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all who join, creating a wave of attention.