Red wolf-Almost hunted to the brink of extinction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rounded up fewer than 20 pure red wolves to be bred in captivity in 1980. As of 2007, approximately 207 captive red wolves reside at 38 captive breeding facilities across the United States. Thanks to these programs, more than 100 red wolves currently live in the wild. #wolfinnature
Red Wolf - Photo credit: Kim Wheeler - The Red Wolves use to roam all over the Eastern United States but are now limited to a small band of free wolves on a North Carolina Island and those held captive for breeding programs and Zoos.