Red Wolf Canis rufus

Like your dog at home, red wolves are very social. Smell, touch and vocalization are all important means of communication.

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ORIGIN:
Southeastern United States

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HABITAT:
Forests and wetlands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
45-90 lbs
Height: 4 ft

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DIET:
Deer, raccoons, rodents and fruits

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PREDATORS:
Alligators and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
60-day gestation; sexually mature at 1 yr

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
14 yrs in human care

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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