Two of the snow-loving captive critically endangered red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY have some fun with camera in between snow baths.

The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world's most endangered canids. Once common throughout the eastern and southcentral United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the early part of the 20th Century as a result of intensive predator control programs and the degradation and alteration of the species' habitat.

The red wolf was designated an endangered species in 1967, and shortly thereafter the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated efforts to conserve the species.

Today, more than 100 red wolves roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina, and nearly 200 red wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the United States.

Red wolves are social animals that live in packs consisting of a breeding adult pair and their offspring of different years, typically five to eight animals.

Pups are born annually in April and May. Red wolves prey on a variety of wild mammals such as raccoon, rabbit, white-tailed deer, nutria and other rodents. Most active at dusk and dawn, red wolves are elusive and generally avoid humans and human activity.


Responses to "Red Wolves Romp in the Snow and Have Some Fun With Camera (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    They smell the humans

  2. Mary E. says:

    Beautiful animals..with a taste for technology.

  3. Barbara Schofield says:

    kewl video so sad they have to be so leery as they play. absolutely beautiful animals

  4. Unknown says:

    probably they are happier and safer in captivity, away from trappers, hunters, and all the rest of those evil humans.

  5. Anonymous says:

    he is marking

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Wolf is a She, I saw her underside when she was rolling in the snow, they are lovely looking and gentle and very playful and loving, that's why I love there kind

  7. Anonymous says:

    Just Amazing! Love this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Fili says:

    They are very beautiful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Very enjoyable...loved it!

  10. Love these wolves.

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