North America

Red Wolf

Canis rufus Red Wolf

Animal Class:


Status in the Wild:
Critically Endangered

Seeing Red

Just like their name implies, red wolves are known for the reddish color of their fur behind their ears and along their neck and legs. Red Wolves are mostly brown or buff colored with some black along their backs.    

Struggling for Survival

Red Wolves are extremely endangered.  Fewer than 120 Red Wolves survive in northeastern North Carolina; this is the world’s only wild population of Red Wolves.

  • Bison
  • Black Bears
  • Brown Bears
  • Red Wolf
  • Swift Fox