Description: The Red Wolf has a reddish coat, silver-gray forehead and darker signs on white legs and a cream underbelly. The Red Wolf has long ears and smooth coat with long legs.
Geographic Range: It lived through the south-eastern parts of the United States, from Texas to Florida. A population has been reintroduced to an island off the coast of North Carolina.
Status: Still protected under the Endangered Species Act- current wild population is estimated at 45-60 .
Length: height at the shoulders of 15–16 inches and a length of 4.5–5.5 feet
Weight: 40–80 pounds
Habitat: Historical habitats included forests, swamps and coastal prairies, where it was an apex predator.
Typical Diet: Their diet consists of small animals, including rabbits, raccoons and rodents. They occasionally bring down deer with the help of other wolves and they supplement their diet with insects and berries.
Similar Species: other 2 subspecies are extinct
-Red wolves also are known to breed with coyotes, and their special features are being lost.
-Most active at dusk and dawn, red wolves are elusive and generally avoid humans and human activity.