Red & Coywolves

Canis rufus, the red wolf, is the wolf species indigenous to the Southern United States. Once found from Central Texas to the eastern seaboard and up through the Smoky Mountains these beautiful canids according to science  hybridized with coyotes and create a genetic mutt so to speak. Because of this they were the first mammal listed as a federal endangered species and were declared extinct in the wild in 1980.

Recent research however suggests the red wolf might have been a fertile hybrid all along and even more interesting is the continued sightings of red wolf-like animals in their former range. I have probably conducted more research into this area than any other and in fact published my first article when I was just 19 on this subject back in 1992.

wolf article

I think you will find these photos, writings and videos intriguing. (Chester Moore)

Kingdom Zoo Research/Game Camera Photos

Kingdom Zoo Field Research Video Clips

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4 Comments on “Red & Coywolves

  1. Your last 3 red wolf photos in the article above look very much like what we had in middle TN when I lived there. I assumed they were a very large subset of the coyote, but they may well have been a red wolf now that I see your photos. I killed one on my deck going rounds with my dogs. That one had to have weighed 70+ pounds as it was almost as hard to load in my truck as my lab was. I also saw another one within 5 ft of me in the Clarksville, TN area that was quite large. I didn’t shoot this one, but it was probably as large. The area in TN where I shot the first one was Columbia, TN and we would see coyotes regularly. Some were skinny and smallish (not as small as the ones I see here in TX), but others were pretty large. Both the one from my deck and the one in Clarksville, were very large, very well groomed (not scraggly like most coyotes), and quite handsome animals. Anyhow, if you are looking at preserving them in the wild, it might be worth checking out.

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  3. I saw one last year while sitting in the deer stand. Had a beautiful red coat and was a little bigger than a coyote. Another member on our lease saw it too and we both commented on the red coat. Hoping to get some pics on my trail cam this year. Already have pics of a road runner which I didnt think were in this area.

  4. Saw a large yote looking dog jump up on a round bale of hay. Neighbor said was a wolf. Have pictures of some about 25″ @ shoulder.
    Place is located in lee county. Old Dime Box.

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