Red Wolf (Canis rufus)
These amazing animals are at risk!
Where it is found?
Today,they are found in their native habitats in eastern North Carolina, and others are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the North Carolina. Also The last red wolves were found in coastal prairie and marsh habitat because this was the last area in which the animals were allowed to remain. Any habitat area in the southeastern United States of sufficient size, which provides adequate food, water, and the basic cover requirement of heavy vegetation, should be suitable habitat for the red wolf. Telemetry studies indicate that red wolf home range requirements vary from about 25 to 50 square miles.
Why it is endangered?
What is being done to protect it?
- The red wolf is a smaller and a more slender cousin of the gray wolf. It is gray-black, with a reddish cast that gives it the color for which it is named.
- The red wolf’s diet is primarily mad of small mammals like rabbits and rodents. Also they are known to eat insects, berries and sometimes deer.
- Red wolves are primarily nocturnal.