Are Wolves in Florida protected or endangered?



Are Wolves in Florida protected or endangered?

When the red wolf population became severely decimated, coyotes began to occupy their niche (job or function in an ecosystem) and continue to presently. The red wolf is protected as an Endangered species by the Federal Endangered Species Act and as a Federally-designated Endangered species by Florida’s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule.

Do wolves live in Florida?

Yes. There is an experimental population of red wolves on St. Vincent Island in the Florida panhandle. You may find the following link interesting. Red wolves seem to be the "forgotten" wolf. It once lived throughout the American southeast.

Where do wolves live in Florida?

Wolves do not currently inhabit Florida, at least not in the wild. They went extinct around Industrial times. The wolf that was native to Florida was called the Florida Black Wolf (although, other sources say it was actually a Red Wolf).

Does Florida have wolves?

Other red wolves have been released on coastal islands in Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina as a steppingstone between captivity and the wild.