What Do Red Wolf Recovery Efforts Look Like?

by OBDK on June 11, 2021

Red wolves were initially declared endangered in 1967 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Efforts have been made to recover their population numbers, as there are so few of them left. 


But what do those efforts look like?


These wolves hit such low numbers due to habitat loss, federal elimination programs, and interbreeding with coyotes. Read all about the action taken to preserve and re-establish the red wolf in the wild. Learn about: 

  • Where the last red wolves were located

  • How many true red wolves were left in 1974

  • The initial focus of the recovery plan 

  • Where red wolves were released and why 

  • The methods used to help captive-bred pups return to the wild 

  • Other management plans that arose from the situation 

  • Interruptions to the process


Read about all of it here!