Adopt the red wolf
Critically Imperiled according to NatureServe
Endangered under the Endangered Species Act
Habitat: Forests, shrublands, and coastal prairies and marshes
Diet: Rabbits, rodents, deer, birds
Behavior: Nocturnal, living in family groups or alone
The red wolf is the world’s most endangered wolf. Native to the southeastern United States, these wolves are distinguished from other species by their striking reddish-brown coat. With a lean and agile build, the red wolf is a masterful hunter, primarily preying on small mammals like rabbits and rodents. Sadly, due to habitat loss, hunting, and interbreeding with coyotes, the red wolf population has been severely depleted. Conservation efforts are ongoing to protect and restore these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and ensure their survival for generations to come.
What You'll Get With Your Adoption
For a contribution of $25 or more, you are helping to protect our precious biodiversity. Your adoption will help update the featured species on NatureServe Explorer with an image and a description. You will receive a certificate of adoption, an Adopt-a-Species sticker, and a digital wallpaper of your species. Plus, next year you can vote on the new featured species for adoption!
Adopt a species for yourself or a loved one! Adoptions can be great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or holidays. When you gift a species, you’ll have the option to send the recipient a note letting them know of your thoughtful gesture.