JONESBORO – A group of Arkansas State University students, alumni and faculty represented “Red Wolves for Red Wolves” during Wolf Fest at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis. Wolf Fest was held during National Wolf Awareness Week, Oct. 16-22.
The group volunteered to assist event organizers and also toured the center.
They also recruited prospective new Red Wolves while telling the story of red wolf conservation efforts at A-State, according to Dr. Tom Risch, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and professor of animal ecology, who accompanied the group.
Arkansas State announced in July it will have a national role in the preservation of the endangered American red wolf species. The Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections on campus has been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the national specimen bank for blood and tissue samples for red wolves.
Here are some photos of Red Wolves for Red Wolves activities during the Wolf Fest weekend at the Endangered Wolf Center: