DNA from extinct red wolves lives on in some mysterious Texas coyotes

The find raises questions of whether conservation efforts should preserve DNA, not just species

red wolves

GHOST GENETICS Some canids on Galveston Island in Texas carry DNA from red wolves, an animal thought to be extinct in the wild for almost 40 years. This family group was photographed in 2013. The discovery raises questions about whether conservation efforts should preserve DNA, not just species.

R. Wooten

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