Red wolf

Red wolf

SUBSPECIES OF

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Canis lupus rufus
WEIGHT
20-40 kg

The red wolf is a canine native to the southeastern United States. Morphologically it is intermediate between the coyote and gray wolf, and is very closely related to the eastern wolf of eastern Canada. The red wolf's proper taxonomic classification has been contentious for well over a century, and is still under debate. Because of this, it is sometimes excluded from endangered species lists, despite its critically low numbers. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service currently recognizes the red wolf as an endangered species and grants protected status. Canis rufus is not listed in the CITES Appendices of endangered species. Since 1996 the IUCN has listed it as a Critically Endangered species.

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Cr

Crepuscular

No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Co

Cooperative breeder

Mo

Monogamy

Do

Dominance hierarchy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

R

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical realms

Red wolf habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
60 to 62 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 12

References

1. Red wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_wolf
2. Red wolf on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/3747/163509841

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