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The Red Wolf

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:54 pm
by SheWolf17
( "Moved" by me to Wolf Conservation )

In the world of the mammals there are infinity of animals and some still little known, as it is the case of the Red Wolf, a beautiful animal that is in imminent state of extinction.

It originated in North America and formerly occupied an extensive territory that passed through Pennsylvania and Florida, today this no longer occurs, as there are only 250 of these animals in nature and most of them live in captivity. Its size can reach 1.20 meters and tail can measure up to 35 centimeters and its average weight is 27 pounds.
Their food is based on the hunting of small animals such as rodents, birds and rabbits, some are still feeding on white-tailed deer and even raccoons.

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The red wolf, is very close to extinction due to poaching. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are now less than 100 wolves in their wild habitat. In recent days, on the other hand, a new dead individual was found in North Carolina, bringing the deaths to nine earlier in the year

The situation is so serious that the Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation groups are promising a reward of € 20,000 for anyone who gives information about this death, Treehugger said.

The elegant red wolf, once a very populous species from the southeastern US, has become close to extinction due to habitat destruction and poaching. In the 1980s, a very aggressive program of re-breeding wolves in their habitat and breeding gave some hope of changing the situation, but illegal hunting ended up with this progress.

In the United States, killing a red wolf is a felony punishable by one year in prison and a fine of € 73,000. Some conservation associations say, however, that many of these deaths may be accidental. Since the coyote hunt was legalized in the red wolf recovery area, hunters confuse the two species and shoot to kill the red wolf. A situation that could easily be avoided.

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Re: The Red Wolf

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:40 pm
by Koa
I don't think we have a general thread for the red wolf, so I'll be moving this to Other Canids, as red wolves have heavily intermixed with coyotes. Can you please provide a link to the source you quoted from? Thanks.

Re: The Red Wolf

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:23 pm
by SheWolf17
:o Sorry for i didn't posting the link https://greensavers.sapo.pt/2013/11/lob ... -extincao/ (Translate the page please :wink: )

Re: The Red Wolf

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:26 pm
by Koa
Nymeria10 wrote::o Sorry for i didn't posting the link https://greensavers.sapo.pt/2013/11/lob ... -extincao/ (Translate the page please :wink: )
Thank you. I have added the translated link to your post.