The wolf has a highly evolved family structure and an advanced system of communication. It is among the most intelligent of all living creatures. It is also in very real danger of vanishing from the face of the earth.
Only two centuries ago, thousands of wolves roamed freely throughout the world. As time passed, the encroachment of human civilization eroded the wolf's natural habitat. Myth, greed, fear and ignorance also led to massive, systematic slaughter of wolves.
Today, wild timber wolves roam free only in a handful of the lower 48 states. Efforts to promote recovery in selected national parks show much promise.
In 1987, a small group of red wolves, at that time extinct in the wild, was introduced into a wilderness habitat. This small but important first step was made possible through the efforts of the Wild Canid Center. Today a significant nucleus of red wolves roam free in the southeastern United States.
Another endangered wolf awaits its turn. Slightly more than 200 Mexican gray wolves exist in captivity today. In 1998, the Mexican gray wolf was released into the southwest. Although the journey has been far from a success, the pilgrimage to their freedom remains top priority. Fortunately, there is hope. The Wild Canid Center has been responsible for raising and supporting the major remnant of this population. You can make a difference in the future of these animals. Help them by becoming a Wild Canid Member
a wolf today.