The Endangered Red Wolf

By: Landon Docherty

The Common and scientific name of the red wolf.

The common name is the red wolf and the scientific name is canis rufus.

(picture from http://fantasticaanimal.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-red-wolf.html)

Where can you find them?

They are found in northeastern North Carolina in areas like Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and Pocosin Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Why they are extinct

They have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Scientists could only find 20 in 1987.

What is being done

They are strict laws against hunting them and they are being bred in captivity to repopulate the species.
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