The Red Wolf

Male Red Wolf in Forest, Adobe Stock, By Mark Kostich

The Red Wolf (Canis rufus)


Meet the world’s most endangered wolf. Canis rufus. The elusive red wolf, who once thrived in the southern United States from Texas to the East Coast. Today there are but a few hundred of these beautiful mammals left.

Female Red Wolf Protecting Den, Adobe Stock, By Mark Kostich

Red wolves are slender running hunters with long, thin legs. They den in hollow tree trunks, in riverbanks, and any other suitable holes, cracks,  and crevices.

Red Wolf Male, Adobe Stock, By Mark Kostich

Once extinct in the wild, populations of this rare species remain critically low. Red wolfs are slowly coming back thanks to captive breeding with reintroduction back into North Carolina and Tennessee wildernesses.

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