Harmonie Kumar Ecology Canis rufus NO ONE CAN RESEARCH THIS ANIMAL_ SAMPLE ONLY!!!!!

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  • Harmonie Kumar Ecology Canis rufus NO ONE CAN RESEARCH THIS ANIMAL_ SAMPLE ONLY!!!!!
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  • Habitat and Location Mountains Lowland forests Wetlands North Carolina
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  • Range 1.7 million acres throughout North Carolina
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  • Facts Height: 26 inches at shoulders Length: 4.5-5.5 Weight: 50-80 lbs. Lifespan: 6-8 yrs.
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  • Behavior Nocturnal Shy and secretive Communication Scent Vocalization Facial and body expression
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  • Packs Varies according to prey Alpha pair and offspring Hierarchy
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  • Housing Dens hollow trees Stream banks Sandy knolls
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  • Diet Deer Rabbits Mice Raccoons Berries Insects
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  • Reproduction Once yearly Late winter 60-63 days 2-5 pups
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  • Population Over 100 in native wild 200+ in captivity
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  • Did You Know? Large ears Top predator Rarely seen in wild Pennsylvania to Florida West to Texas
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  • Did You Know? Predator Leave pack at 1-3 yrs. 2-5 lbs. of food
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  • Threats Illegal killings Habitat loss Natural disasters Hybridization
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  • Endangered History 1962- danger of extinction 1967- listed as endangered 1973- first recovery plan 1980- extinct in wild 1987- first reintroduction 1988- first litter born
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  • Conservation Species Survival Plan Defenders of Wildlife Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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  • Conservation Captive breeding programs Radio transmissions Nation parks and refuges
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  • Status Today Endangered Species Act: Endangered IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered
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  • Quiz How long do red wolves live in the wild? Where are the only wild red wolf populations in the world? How do red wolves communicate with other wolves? About how many red wolves are in the captive breeding program? What is the current status of the red wolf?
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  • Bibliography http://www.defenders.org/ http://animal.discovery.com/guides/en dangered/mammals/red-wolf.html http://animal.discovery.com/guides/en dangered/mammals/red-wolf.html http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/ http://library.fws.gov/Pubs4/endanger ed_red_wolves.pdf http://library.fws.gov/Pubs4/endanger ed_red_wolves.pdf