Save the red wolf
Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center is a proud participant in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP), a program designed to ensure the long-term survival and security of the American red wolf. We are one of the 40+ wildlife sanctuaries, zoos, and other facilities that participate in the RWSSP by assisting with the long-term care of, planned and captive breeding of, and public education about red wolves.
The six endangered red wolves who live with us right here in Chattanooga, TN not only contribute to the captive breeding program, but they also serve as ambassadors for their species to help our guests and suporters understand the significant challenges these canids face. In the words of Red Wolf Review, "Public understanding of red wolves is crucial to their survival as a species."
Surprisingly, our participation in the RWSSP comes with no federal, state or other government financial support.
As a result, we must come together to support this project as a community. The survival of the red wolf depends upon our continued care, feeding, and maintenance of these wolves' health in captivity.
Photo by Bartel via USFWS Flickr