(Canis lupus rufus)
The red wolf is generally smaller in size than the grey wolf, found in more northern parts of North America. Red wolves are named for their cinnamon coloured fur, which is brownish-red with dark patches on their backs. Red wolves also have broad noses and large looking ears for the size of their head.
The red wolf is a medium sized species of wolf, found in the coastal marshlands of southern parts of eastern North America. By the 1970s the pure red wolf was thought to be extinct in the wild, but a population has since been reintroduced in North Carolina that is said to now be up to 100 red wolf individuals.
The red wolf was roamed across the south-eastern United States from Texas to Florida to New York. The red wolf's historical habitat included areas of forest, swampland and coastal prairies where it would of been one of the top predators. Today, the world's red wolf population is confined to a protected area in North Carolina.
The color of the animal's coat or markings areRed, Grey, Black, Brown, White
The protective layer of the animal is Fur
Coastal prairie and marshland
The average number of babies born at once is 5
Main Prey:Deer, Rodents, Raccoons
Wolves, Coyotes, Humans
Reddish fur and thin white legs
*Breeding pairs of red wolves mate for life, and typically live in small packs with their offspring.