Endangered: Red Wolf

By: Selah West

The Canis Rufus

The Canis Rufus, or the Red Wolf, is an endangered species in North Carolina.


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Where?

These red wolves can be found in Eastern North Carolina.


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Why are they going extinct?

The red wolf species is in danger of going extinct for a few reasons:


  • habitat loss because of human development
  • severe weather
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • illegal killings
  • climate change



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How is it being protected?

Being one of the most endangered species in the world, we should try to protect it. We can do this by stop tearing down their habitats and stop killing them illegally. There also red wolf recovery programs to help gain back these red wolves.


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