Red Wolf

By: Jacqulea Anderson

Common and Scientific Name

Red Wolf
Canis rufus
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Region in NC

Once found in southeastern United States.
From Atlantic coast to central Texas, from the Gulf Coast to central Missouri and southern Illinois.
Last found in coastal prairie and marsh habitat.

Why its Endangered & What's being done to protect it

Intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat.
Once declared an endangered species, they were captured and were in a captive breeding program.
Now there are 3 national wildlife refuge for the red wolves.