One of the critically endangered captive red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY starts off the day with a happy howl.

A smaller relative of the grey wolf, the red wolf is one of the rarest canids in the world.

The red wolf was declared extinct in the wild in 1980, but fortunately a captive breeding program enabled the species to be reintroduced.

As of 2010, the reintroduced population of red wolves was thought to total around 130 individuals.

Breeding pairs of red wolves mate for life, and typically live in small packs with their offspring.

The taxonomic status of the red wolf has been widely debated. Recent genetic and morphological research suggests that the red wolf is a unique species, rather than the hybrid offspring from gray wolf (Canis lupus) and coyote (Canis latrans) interbreeding


Responses to "Red Wolf Howl: What Sound Does A Red Wolf Really Make? (VIDEO) "

  1. Anonymous says:

    There are red wolves at the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science and I heard all of them howling one day when several ambulances/fire trucks went by. It was awesome!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would gladly have it as a ringtone for my phone. I would never miss a call, I'm telling you!

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