Wolf, Red

Wolf, Red

Canis rufus

Vital Statistics

Height:

2 feet

Weight:

Male: 60 - 80 lbs; Female: 40 - 60 lbs

Diet:

Canine feed, which is a high protein dried food

Conservation:

Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Originally roamed from Pennsylvania to Texas. Now they can only be found in the coastal prairie and marsh areas of northeastern North Carolina

At The Zoo

North America

Did You Know?

Red wolves were hunted to the brink of extinction; in 1980 fewer than 20 wolves were selected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be bred in captivity. By 1987, enough wolves had been bred to begin a reintroduction program. Today 100 - 120 red wolves call northeastern North Carolina home. This is the world's only wild population of red wolves.