WOLVES OF NORTH AMERICA. 3 Species Of Wolves Red Wolf (Canis rufus) Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

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<ul><li><p>WOLVES OF NORTHAMERICA</p></li><li><p>3 Species Of WolvesRed Wolf (Canis rufus)Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)</p></li><li><p>Gray Wolf FactsPrey: Large hoofed animals (elk, deer, moose &amp; caribou)</p><p>Size: 4.5- 6.5 feet long, 55-130 lbs. </p><p>Interesting Facts: They range in color from pure white in Arctic populations to brown, gray, cinnamon &amp; black.</p><p>There are 14 subspecies of gray wolves.(Arctic wolf, Mexican gray wolf, Ethiopian wolf, etc) </p><p>Also known as Timber wolf</p></li><li><p>Former Range of Gray Wolf</p></li><li><p>Present Range</p></li><li><p>Former Range in U.S.</p></li><li><p>U.S. Range in 1974</p></li><li><p>Today</p></li><li><p>Mexican Wolf Facts:</p><p>The smallest of the gray wolf subspecies</p><p>Have been wiped out from the wild.</p><p>34 wolves have been returned to the Apache Reservation</p><p>200 wolves in captivity (including 4 at Brookfield Zoo)</p><p>In 2008, 50 more wolves were released</p></li><li><p>Red Wolf FactsPrey: Small mammals (rabbits, rodents, muskrats, etc) Occasionally they will eat berries, insects, or white-tailed deer. </p><p>Size: 4-5 feet long, 50-80 lbs. (between the size of gray wolf &amp; coyote)</p><p>Interesting Facts: They were extinct from the wild in 1980. As of 2007, about 207 red wolves were in captivity. Since then, about 100 have been returned to the wild.</p><p>Their large ears help them cool off. They are nocturnal, unlike their gray wolf cousins.</p></li><li><p>Maned Wolf FactsPrey: Fruit, mice, rats, birds, and lizards.</p><p>Size: Much taller than gray wolves, but half the weight (40-50 lbs.)</p><p>Interesting Facts: They have the longest legs in proportion to their spine of any canine. </p><p>They only live in South America in the rainforest.</p><p>They are from a different genus from the Gray and Red wolves, so not very closely related to them.</p></li><li><p>The Success of the Hunt</p></li></ul>

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