May 14, 2024

Red wolf Muppet fatally struck by vehicle

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Tue, May 14, 2024, 4:33 AM
Subject: Red wolf Muppet fatally struck by vehicle
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Muppet, a red wolf under two years old, became a protector of his pack after his father was struck by a vehicle six months ago.

But in April Muppet himself was killed. He was the fourth red wolf to die in just the past 10 months.

Please help us save red wolves with a gift today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. All donations will be matched through May 31.

Fewer than 20 of these wolves remain in the wild, making them the most endangered wolves on the planet. Vehicle strikes are their second leading cause of death.

All of the world's last wild red wolves live in and around two refuges in eastern North Carolina.

Muppet, who got his name because of his long, thick neck, was the firstborn of his pack's juvenile wolves. Like his father before him, he was hit by a car along a stretch of highway that runs through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

With more and more motorists traveling to and from the Outer Banks, these wolves urgently need wildlife crossings.

The Center for Biological Diversity has been fighting for wild wolves for years. We're actively campaigning in the North Carolina legislature to fund wildlife crossings throughout the state, including wolf territory.

These crossings would help save all kinds of other animals, too, from river otters to bobcats and black bears.

Whether it's red wolves in North Carolina, mountain lions in Southern California or panthers in Florida, species are being picked off one by one as they simply try to move around.

We know what it takes to safeguard them. It starts with giving them space in a crowded and fast-moving world.

Extinction is a choice, not an inevitability. We're doing all we can to stop it.

Please help us protect endangered species by making a matched gift today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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Photo of red wolf by Ryan Nordsven-USFW.

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