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Canis rufus

Just like their name implies, red wolves are known for the reddish color of their fur behind their ears and along their neck and legs. Red Wolves are mostly brown or buff colored with some black along their backs.   

Red Wolves are extremely endangered.  It is estimated that there are fewer than a hundred Red Wolves surviving in northeastern North Carolina; this is the world’s only wild population of Red Wolves.

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