The parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N. C. A pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast have led to the discovery that red wolves, or at least an animal closely aligned with them, are enduring in secluded parts of the Southeast nearly 40 years after the animal was thought to have become extinct in the wild. Photo: AP Photo/Gerry Broome

DNA of wolf declared extinct almost 40 years ago lives on in Texas pack

  • Experts say exciting discovery shows part of endangered genome has been preserved
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The parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N. C. A pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast have led to the discovery that red wolves, or at least an animal closely aligned with them, are enduring in secluded parts of the Southeast nearly 40 years after the animal was thought to have become extinct in the wild. Photo: AP Photo/Gerry Broome
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