Red wolf

The Woodlands Nature Station within Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is proud to welcome Kaya, a female red wolf, to their animal ambassador family. The red wolf is the world’s most endangered wolf species.

Kaya came to the Nature Station from Tallahassee to be reunited with Jasper, a former mate of hers from another nature center. They are happy to be back together after being widowed by other former mates. While Kaya is still shy and hard to see as she is acclimating to her new habitat, the Nature Station invites visitors to come out and see both wolves as she gets more comfortable.

Red wolves are a critically endangered species with less than 25 individuals remaining in the wild. Red wolves were common throughout southern forests prior to European settlement. As farmsteads and agriculture changed the landscape, red wolves quickly disappeared from many parts of the South, including Kentucky and Tennessee. The Nature Station is proud to have been a part of their breeding and species survival program for 30 years.

For more information on red wolves and the Woodlands Nature Station, call 270-924-2299 or visit online:

About the Friends of Land Between the Lakes

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes have partnered with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area of the USDA Forest Service to provide interpretive and informative services along with support services for those visiting the

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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The Friends are supported through business and personal memberships, gift shop sales and other contributions.