Red Wolf

Discover the unique characteristics and conservation efforts of the Red Wolf. Learn how you can help protect this endangered species and its habitat.
Red Wolf (Canis rufus) | Distribution: Red Wolves exist only… | Flickr Rare Animals, Carolina Do Norte, Red Wolf, Wolf Spirit, Beautiful Wolves, Endangered Animals, Grey Wolf, Wild Dogs, Wolf Pack

Distribution: Red Wolves exist only in a reintroduced population in eastern North Carolina, U.S. Population: Critically Endangered; increasing. Extinct in the wild by 1980, the Red Wolf was reintroduced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 1987 into eastern North Carolina. The Red Wolf is now common within the reintroduction area of roughly 6,000 km². However, the species' abundance outside the reintroduction area is unknown. Threats: Hybridization with coyotes or Red…

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75-100 red wolves in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge       ---- Near entrance to Outer Banks Red Wolf Aesthetic, Wolf World, Wolf Hybrid, Wolf Photos, Red Wolf, Wild Wolf, Wolf Love, Wolf Spirit, Beautiful Wolves

As their name suggests, red wolves are known for the characteristic reddish color of their fur most apparent behind the ears and along the neck and legs, but are mostly brown and buff colored with some black along their backs. Intermediate in size to gray wolves and coyotes, the average adult red wolf weighs 45-80 pounds, stands about 26 inches at the shoulder and is about 4 feet long from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail.

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Once common throughout the southeastern USA, red wolves have been reduced to the brink of extinction. In 2015 the conservation of the red wolf was stopped & no action was taken to prosecute the small group of North Carolina poachers (male hunters) who picked off the remaining wolves one by one. A KEYSTONE SPECIES, wolves play a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community. Without keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist. Rare Animals, Red Wolf Aesthetic, Red Wolf, Wild Wolf, Wolf Love, Wolf Pictures, Wolf Spirit, Beautiful Wolves, Endangered Animals

Once common throughout the southeastern USA, red wolves have been reduced to the brink of extinction. In 2015 the conservation of the red wolf was stopped & no action was taken to prosecute the small group of North Carolina poachers (male hunters) who picked off the remaining wolves one by one. A KEYSTONE SPECIES, wolves play a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community. Without keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist.

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