|Canis lupus rufus
Audubon & Bachman, 1851
The red wolf (Canis lupus rufus) is a fast-running canid, territorial carnivore. These social mammals live and hunt in small packs. The red wolf is an endangered species of wolf from the Eastern North America. Red wolves were on the verge of extinction during the early 1900's, due to loss of habitat and hunting by farmers; these wolves may be starting to recover. Red wolves mate for life and have 2 to 6 pups each spring.
There is a lot of controversy about its taxonomy, which is not settled yet.