Kids – Red Wolves

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Red Wolves
BEHAVIOR

Red Wolves (scientific name: Canis rufus) are social animals that live in close-knit packs. Typical packs consist of five to eight animals, including a breeding adult pair and their offspring of different years. Older offspring will often assist the breeding pair in raising the pups until they leave the pack or disperse to form their own pack. Wolf packs have specific territories that they will defend against other canids ranging from 20-80 square miles.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Mostly brown coat
  • Black along their backs
  • Reddish color on their ears, head and legs
  • Wide heads with broad muzzles
  • Long slender legs

WHERE WE LIVE

Red wolves are often found in coastal prairie and marsh habitats but are suited for any habitat in the Southeastern United States. They are currently only found in a protected wildlife reserve in North Carolina in the wild.

WEIGHT

Red Wolf                  45-80 pounds   

             Domestic Dog               3-250 pounds
                   
LENGTH
Red Wolf      4 feet long
           
                                     
A Man’s Stride            3 feet long
Bonus
Red Wolf        A red wolf will prey on white-tailed deer

 
   
                            
Deer              60-100 pounds
WHAT WE EAT

CARNIVORE

  • Deer
  • Racoons
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Nutria

 

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Red Wolves are losing a lot of their habitat to farming and urbanization.
  • Hybridization
    Breeding with closely related coyotes has impacted red wolf populations.
  • Considered: Critically Endangered
Did you know…

Red
wolves are the most ENDANGERED
CANID SPECIES IN THE WORLD!
Did you know…

There are less than
30
red wolves left in the wild today
Did you know…

There are
5-8
red wolves in a pack!