Red Wolf

Endangered Species

Characteristics of the Red Wolf

The Red Wolf resembles the coyote, but is larger and stronger. Its legs and ears are longer in length than the coyote's and the color of its fur is orange-brown and very coarse.

Diet and Offspring

The Red Wolf has had to move continuously due to habitat loss. They only mate once a year and their litter number is anywhere from 1-9 pups. The Red Wolf diets on small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. They are also known to eat insects, berries, and occasionally deer.

Human Impact

The past year there has been a large amount of red wolf killings and we have been taking their habitats for our own use. We have been degrading their natural habitats causing them to move from place to place. In result of moving, they are not used to the climate changes.

Reversing the Problem

The National Wildlife Federation has been helping save the red wolf by keeping a close eye on them and making it illegal to hunt these beautiful creatures. They have been trying to preserve their natural habitats and keeping a close watch so the red wolf does not interbreed with the gray wolf.

Red Wolf Conservation Projects

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Red Wolf Recovery Program
  • Wolf Conservation Center
  • Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office
  • The WILD Foundation