Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Red wolf (Photo: Southern Environmental Law Center)

(AP) — Government wildlife officials say they have released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a court filing Monday that it brought two male wolves from a Florida wildlife refuge.

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The agency paired them with wild female wolves from North Carolina and let them loose in February. One of the male wolves was later killed by a car.

The service also plans to release another captive-bred pair this summer.

A judge had ordered them to come up with the plan for more releases. Wolf conservation groups responded that the government needs to move faster.