Adult Red Wolf

Courtesy of Hendersonville.com

Activists recently delivered nearly half a million petition signatures to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging the agency to fulfill its legal duty under the Endangered Species Act to recover the critically endangered red wolf.

It’s estimated just 45 red wolves remain in the wild.

A total of 498,369 petition signatures were submitted in a petition drive organized by local North Carolina high school students Ben Z. and Alex T., the Animal Welfare Institute, Care2, the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition and the Wildlands Network. The petition signatures comes a little over a year after the Service officially announced it was suspending red wolf releases into the wild… read more