What Defenders Is Doing to Help Red Wolves
Defenders has been working on red wolf recovery since the mid-1980s through a combination of advocacy and public education. The species, once considered extinct in the wild, now numbers more than 100 in northeastern North Carolina.
Height: About 26 inches at shoulders.
Length: 4.5-5.5 feet long (including the tail).
Weight: 50-80 lbs.
Lifespan: 6-7 years in the wild; up to 15 years in captivity.