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Red Wolf – History of Distribution

Red Wolf - History of Distribution

At one time, the red wolf’s historical distribution was believed to have been limited to the southeastern USA – from Florida to east-central Texas, including southeastern Tennessee, Alabama, and most of Georgia and Florida, and as far north as southern Illinois. On the basis of further study, its historic range is now thought to have […]

Red Wolf – Status and Trends

IUCN Status: 1960’s – 1994: Endangered 1996 – 2003: Critically Endangered (Criteria: D) (IUCN 2003a) 2004: Critically Endangered (Criteria: D) (Population Trend: Increasing) (IUCN 2004) Countries Where the Red Wolf Is Currently Found: 2004: Occurs in re-introduced populations in the USA. May occur in Canada. (IUCN 2004) Population Estimates: [Note: Figures given are for wild […]

Red Wolf – Data on Biology and Ecology

Red Wolf - Data on Biology and Ecology

Size and Weight: Head and body length: 1 – 1.2 m (3.25 – 4′); weight: 18 – 41 kg (40 – 90 lb) Habitat: Given their wide historical distribution, red wolves probably utilized a large suite of habitat types at one time. The last naturally occurring population utilized coastal prairie marshes. However, this environment probably […]

Red Wolf – Profile

Red Wolf - Profile

The coat of the red wolf is tawny-cinnamon mixed with gray and black, and is darkest on the back. Red wolves have a head and body length of 1 – 1.2 m (3.25 – 4′) and a weight of 18 – 41 kg (40 – 90 lb). Given their wide historical distribution, red wolves probably […]