Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Canidae
        Scientific Name : Canis Lupus Rufus

                       Size(L) : 95cm - 120cm 
                                       (37in - 47in)
                       Weight : 18kg - 41kg 
                                       (40lbs - 90lbs)
                 Top Speed : 75km/h (46mph)
                  Life Span : 10 - 12 years

                      Colour : Red, Grey, Black,
                                     White, Brown
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Reddish fur and 
                                      thin white legs
  1. Red Wolves are a medium-sized species of wolves found in parts of North America.
  2. They were once almost extinct in the wild, but have now been re-introduced in North Carolina.
  3. They had originally inhabited forests, swampland and coastal prairies of South-Eastern USA.
  4. They are presently confined to a protected area as a consequence of the reintroduction program.
  5. They get their name from their brownish-red fur which also has dark patches.
  6. They are smaller in size that the grey wolf and have broad noses and ears that are large for their head size.
  7. They are social animals that live in packs of 2-10 members comprising the dominant male and female and their offspring.
  8. They are known to be extremely territorial and fiercely protect their territory from other packs.
  9. They mainly feed on small animals, birds and raccoons and also hunt large animals as packs.
  10. Historically, their natural predators were grey wolves and coyotes.
  11. Humans have hunted them previously and combined with habitat loss, hey became extinct.
  12. Red wolves mate in the months of February and March and the female red wolf gives birth to 10 cubs after a 60-day gestation.
  13. The red wolf cubs are born blind and are cared for by all the pack members till they are old enough to fend for themselves.
  14. Red wolves are the 10th most endangered animals on earth and there is a population of around 100 individuals today.

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