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The Red Wolf

Symbolizes: Loyalty

There are two main species of wolves, gray and red.

Red wolves are smaller than gray wolves. Males are 50-85 lbs. and females are 40-75 lbs.

They are incredibly intelligent, highly social, and have strong bonds with the members of the pack. They have been known to sacrifice themselves for the safety of others as well look after each others offspring.

The eat mostly small and weakened animals like Nutria. This is especially healthy for the ecosystem because they keep other species from overpopulating and free of disease. They've also been known to eat blueberries. 

Being an apex predator, the eradication of wolves can cause an entire ecosystem to collapse, known as “trophic cascade”.

The red wolf is one of the most endangered canids in the world. It’s believed that less than 20 remain in the wild. 

To learn more please watch: “How Wolves Change Rivers” (a video posted on our website blog).

The only place red wolves remain in the wild is the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern North Carolina.