Pictures of red wolves.
Animal: Red wolf
Species: The scientific name for the Red wolf is Canis lupus rufus.
Lifespan: The Red wolf lives 5-7 years int he wild and up to 15 years in captivity.
Size & Weight: Red wolves are about 2ft tall at the shoulder and weigh 50-80 lbs.
Diet: Red wolves eat small mammals such as rodents, rabbits, and birds. They also eat insects, vegetation, and ocassionally large prey, such as deer.
Habitat: Currently, the only places that Red wolves live int he wild are in refuges in northeastern North Carolina.
Family Life: Red wolves are very private, shy animals. They typically live in hunt alone or in small packs that consist of a mating pair and their offspring. Red wolves tend to be monogamous. The young leave their parents before they turn 2 years old.
- The Red wolf is one of the worls rarest animals.
- In the late '80s, Red wolves were bred in captivity and reintroduced to the wild in their refuges.