Four of the captive critically endangered red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY engage in a howl with some of the other 18 wolves at the Center.

At 9-months-old, the two red wolf pups born last spring are practically fully grown. Among the wolves lending their voices are Atka, the WCC's traveling ambassador Arctic gray wolf, who can be clearly heard in the beginning, and critically endangered Mexican gray wolves the WCC houses as part of a Species Survival Plan under the Endangered Species Act. There are only about 50 Mexican gray wolves and 130 red wolves living in the wild.

The red wolf is twice as big as a coyote and about half the size of a gray wolf. Adult females average 52 pounds and adult males average 61 pounds.

Their name comes from their reddish-brown hair coat. Red wolves have tall, pointed ears and long legs with big feet. Adults stand about 26 inches tall at the shoulder and are about 4 1/2 feet long from the tip of their snout to the end of their tail.

Historically, red wolves were found throughout the southeastern United States. Their current mainland range is eastern North Carolina at the Alligator River National Wildlife refuge and eastern Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A few red wolves have also been reintroduced to small islands off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and Mississippi.(Source)


Responses to "Red Wolf Pack Howling (Video)"

  1. Roberta says:

    I love listening to them it makes me feel good that the wolf is still thriving, they are beautiful animals.

  2. Unknown says:

    Thank you my dogs are cocking their heads like mama are you making that noise.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Children of the night! What sweet music they make.

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