Endangered Species in NC

The Red Wolf

About the Red Wolf

The red wolf is also called Canis rufus. This animal is going extinct and lives in the eastern part of North Carolina. The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered wild canids. The Red Wolf is going extinct due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat.one group that is trying to protect the red wolfs are the Defenders. Defenders has been working on red wolf recovery since the mid-1980s through a combination of advocacy and public education.