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 50 red wolves currently live in the wild.

Artic wolf

Estimated world population: - 200,000


Wolves have unique howls, like fingerprints, that scientists (and other pack members) can use to tell them apart.

There are an estimated 7,000 to 11,200 gray wolves in Alaska, 3,700 in the Great Lakes region and 1,675 in the Northern Rockies

Red wolf
the population rose to as many as 100 - 120 individuals in 2012 but has declined to 50 - 75 individuals in 2015.
March 2015Today, an estimated 75 to 100 red wolves roam across eastern North Carolina—the world's only wild population of red wolves. The animals have helped restore natural balance to the area, wolf advocates say, by picking off sick and weak prey, from deer to rabbits.
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