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Red wolf 1111 in 2003. He is very dark, showing some of the characteristics of melanism, the black phase. A beauty! By Chris Crowe.

Red wolf pup at Jackson Zoo, a Red Wolf Species Survival Plan participant. Photo credit theirs.

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Red wolves at Wolf Conservation Center, a Red Wolf Species Survival Plan participant. Photo credit theirs.

Red wolf at Endangered Wolf Center, a Red Wolf Species Survival Plan participant. Photo credit theirs.

"Too often, conservation focuses solely on the maintenance of populations and their requisite habitat. We forget that wild populations are made up of individuals that can suffer the same stress and pain, which we deem unacceptable for companion animals that share our homes or those we farm. . . .Although suffering is clearly a feature of a wild life,. . . human-induced suffering is not." - Paul Paquet Paul Paquet is senior scientist with Raincoast Conservation Foundation. An international…