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red wolf

noun
1.
a small, reddish-gray American wolf, Canis rufus, similar to the coyote: once abundant in the southeastern U.S., it is now near extinction in the wild.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • So has the red wolf, whose wild population was extinct until captive breeding and release into the wild began.
  • Other mammals including the red wolf and stump-tailed macaque might also be hybrids.
  • Some scientists have suggested that the red wolf is a hybrid of the gray wolf and the coyote, but that's been disputed of late.
  • Bull gators coughed and roared back in the swamps, and once there came a lonely howl that he identified as the red wolf.
  • It also serves as the core area for re-establishing the red wolf back into the wild.
  • Design a graphic to illustrate the role of the red wolf as a top predator in strengthening the biodiversity of an ecosystem.
  • One red wolf was killed by a falling tree and two others escaped the enclosure.
  • The red wolf is elusive and will probably not be seen.

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