Endangered wolves getting new home at SC site

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Endangered red wolves are getting a new home at the birthplace of the Carolinas.

A red wolf habitat has been created in the animal forest at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Reporters are scheduled to see the new area on Tuesday.

It's the first time red wolves will be displayed at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston, the site where the Carolina Colony was founded in 1670.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says red wolves were once common throughout the eastern and south-central areas of the United States. But their numbers were decimated because of hunting and loss of habitat.

There are now only about 120 red wolves in the wild in eastern North Carolina and about 200 in captive breeding programs nationwide.