The population of Red Wolves suffered as a result
of persecution and habitat loss in USA. They were
extensively trapped and shot.
The recovery programme initiated by the US Fish &
Wildlife Service is one of the most successful large
mammal conservation efforts. Steps to save this species
began in 1967 and culminated in the reintroduction
of captive-bred individuals into the wild. The animals
bred in USA Zoos were successfully reintroduced in
several wildlife reserves and are breeding well.