Canis Rufus Or The Red Wolf

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Canis rufus, or the red wolf, is almost extinct. The estimated wild population in their native area, is 45 to 60 wolves, and there are 200 in captivity. They are also one of the most endangered canine species. They generally live 10 to 12 years. Red wolves usually eat deer, rabbits, birds, and raccoons. On special occasions, they have been recorded also eating insects and berries. Cherokee indians believed that the red wolf was sacred. They believed that the reddish color on its fur was a symbol of war, so they generally avoided killing them. Red wolves also mate with coyotes, but very rarely. This is pretty weird because one of red wolves predators are

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