Panhandle Wolf Preserve Damaged in Floods

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) -- Heavy rains washed away some 15 acres of enclosures at the Seacrest Wolf Preserve in the Florida Panhandle.

Preserve owner Cynthia Watkins says the preserve's 32 wolves are traumatized by last week's flooding.

The News Herald of Panama City reports that a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer shot and killed a rare British Columbian Wolf that escaped during the flooding. The officer spotted the wolf on Monday night in Chipley.

Watkins says she's "heartbroken" and "devastated." She says volunteers are working to restore the habitat to keep the wolves safe.

She estimates it will take up to $100,000 to make repairs. She says the volunteer-run facility is the largest wolf preserve in the southeastern United States.

The preserve remains open for tours every Saturday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258337841 - wtvy.com/a?a=258337841
Gray Television, Inc.