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Red Wolf
4 Jan 2013 Colin J Clarke

Red Wolf

Awendaw SC

Larger than a Coyote, and smaller than a Gray Wolf, the Red Wolf was near extinction in 1970
with an approximate 100 surviving in the wild. With careful conservation and breeding
programs (catch, breed and release) the wild population is thought to be at around 2500
animals. This wolf is one of a pair being held for observation and education at the Sewee
Center near Charleston SC. (Pairs usually mate for life. Breeding occurs in the late winter
months. Most pups are eventually relocated to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in NC.)

In their large enclosure, the wolves tend to watch from cover of tree trunks, and often are
seen 'peeking' around the edge of the trunks making them quite hard to spot in the shadows.
This male gave me a few seconds in the alert pose. In the wild, there is little doubt they
see you before you see them. :-)

Nikon D7000, 1/125s f/5.6 at 300.0mm (450mm) iso800
full exif

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Ali Majdfar21-Jan-2013 23:20
Stunning capture! ~V
sebas veldhuisen19-Jan-2013 17:14
Beautiful animal, and nicely framed.
Kaden Kratzer06-Jan-2013 21:40
Nice. V
Stephanie06-Jan-2013 00:15
A real beauty of a wolf! V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography05-Jan-2013 14:42
Great shot of this beautiful animal, Voted.
borisalex05-Jan-2013 07:12
These eyes are fantastic so is your capture of him. Great facts! V.
Mary Bowles05-Jan-2013 06:50
A privilege to see this beautiful beast whose delicate colouring perfectly matches his pale surroundings.
Thanks for the interesting information too, Colin.
Viewing this picture is a true delight.
Yvonne05-Jan-2013 03:39
Wonderful shot Colin, I guess they have super sensitive hearing as well! v
Neil Marcus05-Jan-2013 01:21
Wonderful catch. i enjoyed the explanation.
Patrick F04-Jan-2013 22:45
Great shot of this reanimated breed. It's very good to conserve this animals in wild!!!!! V++++++++
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