By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9

400px-Red_Wolf_LO5S5245_originalPHOTO: Defenders.org

The red wolf is one of the most endangered species on Earth and was almost hunted to extinction by the 1980s. Today, there are roughly 100 red wolves who live in the wild. These furry creatures are known for being shy and traveling and hunting in packs. They need up to 100 square miles to hunt and live – that’s more than 48,000 football fields!

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Adopt a red wolf, or a red wolf family, or even a red wolf pack. One website for adopting red wolves is:
http://www.defenders.org/red-wolf