12.3 Allison Eble

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12.3 Allison Eble

Why is it Endangered?

The red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s because of predator control programs and loss of habitat. One last population of red wolves was found along the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana. They were declared endangered in 1973, and efforts were started to locate and help as many wild red wolves as possible. Of the 17 remaining wolves, 14 became the founders of a successful captive breeding program. Consequently, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service declared red wolves extinct in the wild in 1980. By 1987, enough red wolves were bred in captivity to begin a restoration program.


(Canis rufus)

Red Wolf


Red wolves can be found on the coast and in marshy areas. They can live in any habitat in the southeast that provides them with food, water, and heavy vegetation.

Where They Live

Fun Fact:Red Wolves are not a native species here in North Carolina. They were brought here to breed so that they would not go extinct.

Today on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina, Red wolves are put of harms way and trying to come out of being endangered.

Thanks to:http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/es_tes.htmlhttp://www.defenders.org/red-wolf/basic-facts




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