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Wolf Recovery Today

These are the regions in the United States where wolves are found today. Click on a region on the map to learn more.

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Pacific Northwest

  • Population Source: In the 1980s, wolves from Canada dispersed into northwestern Montana and formed breeding pairs. In 1995 and 1996, 66 wild wolves were translocated from Canada to central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park.
  • Subspecies: Canis lupus occidentalis
  • For More Information:http://www.pacificwolves.org

Northern Rockies


Great Lakes

Southeast - North Carolina

  • Population Source: This population of wolves was reintroduced starting in 1988 from captive-bred individuals.
  • Listing Status: Experimental, non-essential
  • Population Size: 55-75 wolves (as of 2014)
  • Species: Canis rufus (Red wolf)
  • For More Information: http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/index.html


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