Red Wolves


white wolf

Red Wolf Pups


















Canis Lupus Rufus

white wolf

Red wolves have brown or buff color coats with black along the back. They havea black tipped bushy tail with a reddish tint to the fur on the muzzle, behind the ears, and on the back of the legs. Red wolves are omnivores. They live in a wide range of habitats. The Red wolf is close to extinction. Through captive breeding programs they have been reintroduced into eastern North Carolina Albemarle Peninsula. Red Wolves mate for life and produce from 1-9 pups. They live in packs from one to eight individuals. Red Wolves are being illegally hunted and an award fund has been created to ensure that any poachers involved in these incidents are successfully prosecuted.

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wolves in the forest

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Red wolf and Coyote

Red Wolf on the left and Coyote on the right. It is believed the Red Wolf may be a hybrid of the Gray Wolf and the Coyote.

Canis Lupus Rufus


Eastern U.S. (now confined to NC)

50-80 Pounds


Mating Season: January and February

Produces 1-9 Pups

Lifespan: 6 to 15 years

Genetically may be a cross between Gray Wolf and Coyote

wolf carrying deer

wolves drinking

Red wolf skull

Red Wolf

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