Red Wolves are the most endangered wolf species and one of the most endangered canids. The most recent estimates believe there are less than 200 of these wolves left. Only about 35 are left in the wild with the rest in captivity. Their main threats are being shot, being hit by cars and hybridization with coyotes. Wolves, in general, are often misunderstood and portrayed in a negative light. While they are predators they play a vital role in the ecosystem. Weeding out old or sick animals to keep prey populations healthy. Red Wolves have already gone extinct once in the wild and the fate of the current wild population looks to be heading that way. .
You can help! Become informed about Red Wolves and educate others. Join or support organizations that help the Red Wolf like Red Wolf Coalition. Also, speak out to local officials on behalf of wildlife! #endangeredspeciesday2017 #redwolf #savingspecies