Red Wolf

A North Carolina Endangered Species


Before the 19th century the red wolf was found all over throughout the southeastern U.S.

Between 1900- 1920, the red wolf was extirpated from their eastern portion of their range, then only a small number remained in Texas and southeastern Louisiana. By the 80's the red wolf was nearly extinct.

Action was taken

After been declared engendered in 1973, action was taken in a captive breeding program. By 1987 enough wolf's were bred in captivity to began a restoration program on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina, since then the experimental population area to include three national wildlife refuges.