red wolf

noun

Definition of red wolf

: a wolf (Canis rufus synonym C. niger) originally of the southeastern U.S. that has been extirpated from most of its natural range

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Recent Examples on the Web But other cases, like red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, have fared less well, with wild populations estimated at 40 and 131, respectively. Elizabeth Miller/undark, Popular Science, "The race to save the most elusive ferret in the U.S.," 11 Jan. 2020 Conservation groups say the red wolf population has declined sharply as the government abandoned proven recovery methods. Washington Post, "Red wolves court battle reignites as governor urges action," 26 Dec. 2019 Conservation groups say the red wolf population has declined sharply as the government abandoned proven recovery methods. NBC News, "N.C. Gov. Cooper seeks help for critically endangered red wolf — just a dozen or so in the wild," 26 Dec. 2019 After red wolves were reintroduced to North Carolina, the wild population grew beyond 100 and remained stable through 2012. NBC News, "N.C. Gov. Cooper seeks help for critically endangered red wolf — just a dozen or so in the wild," 26 Dec. 2019 Nevertheless, recent research shows that red wolves are a unique species. National Geographic, "Red wolves," 27 July 2019 Federal protections were first put in place in 1967 for two other subspecies of wolves, the red wolf and the eastern timber wolf, said USFWS. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Gray wolves could be dropped from endangered species list," 12 July 2019 The hall of mammals had sixteen permanent exhibits, which included buffalo, elk, white tail deer, raccoon, badger, red wolf, coyotes and many others. Dallas News, "Is the Dallas Museum of Natural History at Fair Park open to the public? Curious Texas investigates," 21 June 2019 Officials at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka said the nearly 8-week-old American red wolf is rare and worthy of celebration, like the hockey win. USA TODAY, "Child rock climber, baby doll scare, real-life RoboCop: News from around our 50 states," 20 June 2019

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Red wolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20wolf. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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