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Asheville, North Carolina - On May 9, 2016, biologist Chris Kelly saw a lone bat on a bridge crossing the French Broad River outside Asheville, North Carolina. Five years later, everything wildlife biologists thought they knew about endangered gray bats in this corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been upended. Kelly, a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, was on the bridge doing bird work. Bats aren’t her area of expertise, so she reached out to the state’s bat experts.

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The recent death of an endangered red wolf in northeastern North Carolina underscores what Joe Madison has learned in years of working with wolves: Mortality stalks them. Madison, who oversees the program in eastern North Carolina for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) – a region that includes Alligator and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges – can cite reasons for the red wolf’s one-step-ahead sprint from extinction. Human persecution, habitat degradation, and – in the apparent case of the June 3 death of red wolf 2216 – collisions take a toll on Canis rufus.

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