Red Wolf

While at the beach last week and doing a day trip to Charleston, SC, along Highway 17, we decided to stop at the Sewee Environmental Education Center.  We are so glad, after driving past the place many times, we decided to take the opportunity to stop.  Why?  We got to meet this lady:

Sitting proudly

Look carefully in the background of the picture above, and you will notice a second wolf passing in the picture.  This was the only appearance of that second wolf and it was very fleeting.

Walking past

This majestic creature can only be found in the wild in one place – Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.  Originally, the Red Wolf was found throughout the Southeastern U.S.,  into the mid-Atlantic states, and into central-Southern US.

Watching us warily

These wolves are captive, but are part of the Wildlife Services breeding program to help strengthen the population at Alligator River.  We were able to sit quietly and watch her for quite some time.

Up close and personal

This last picture was the only one taken without a zoom lens.  After we had sat quietly for a while, she finally ventured over within a few feet of us to “sniff” us out.  Stunning.

P.S. – We mentioned yesterday, but will repeat our message.  KB has some stunning pictures and VIDEO of a mountain lion.  We highly recommend going and viewing.

23 Comments

  1. Samantha ~ Holly & Zac ~ on January 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    That must have been amazing to see her like that, and for her to come so close.

  2. Mochi on January 8, 2010 at 1:00 am

    She is so beautiful!!! 🙂

    Mochi

  3. Life With Dogs on January 8, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Just gorgeous. We don’t see them anywhere up this way. Caught that KB post, it was amazing…

  4. Huffle Mawson on January 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    She is a pretty girl!

  5. Suka on January 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I just love wolves, and have often been told I am part wolf! You pups are lucky you got to meet a wolf. I will have to convince my human to take me to that park so I can meet and play with the wolves!

    I love the photo of the “fleeting wolf” – it has a supernatural Spirit to it!

    Suka

  6. Mr Koda MD on January 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    That wolfie looks very cool, did you make friends?

    PS I love your header picture!

    Koda

  7. The Army of Four on January 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Wow, she’s sooooo beautiful!
    Love,
    Ammy

  8. Sonic on January 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Wolves are awesome! This one looks like a browner and less floofy version of you guys!

    Sonic

  9. M.T. on January 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Gorgeous, totally agreed! Can i ask a stupid question?? How did you know the one in the first pic is a “she”?

  10. Sierra Rose on January 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    A beauty and really neat to watch.
    Great post!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  11. JacksDaddy on January 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    It’s sad that they have dwindled down so much.

  12. Twinkietinydog on January 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I don’t know about the up close and personal photo, especially when you told us there was no zoom action involved. Wow, while I’m posting about “pretend wolves” you saw the real thing!
    BTW I did check out KB’s blog. Thanks!
    Twink!

  13. Khyra on January 7, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I think she would be khwite the pawesome addition to The Red Team!

    Mom and I are STILL in awe of KB’s khytty khat!

    That PAW just took our breath away!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  14. Paco,Milo & Maya on January 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…..
    She’s sooooooooooo beautiful!!!!
    What a great great shots!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us dear friends!!!!
    We saw KB’s lion picture and we agree with you…are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day sweet friends!!!!
    Tons of love and kisses

  15. Martha and Bailey on January 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

    What stunning pics! She is gorgeous. Your new Header also looks wonderful.
    We expect you changed ages ago……we have been very bad bloggers!
    xxxx

  16. Dennis the Vizsla on January 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

    What a beautiful animal!

  17. Kira The BeaWoootiful on January 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Woos! What a beawootfiul lady.I am so glad woo got to met her!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  18. Anna the GSD on January 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Wow, that’s one pretty distant cousin pupper! I can totally see her regalness in you guys!

  19. Jeanine on January 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I get asked all the time if my sibes are wolves!

  20. Houndstooth on January 7, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Wow! What a beauty! Thanks for sharing!

    We have to agree, KB’s lion pictures are awesome! I’m glad she didn’t meet him up close and personal!

  21. The OP Pack on January 7, 2010 at 7:24 am

    She is a beauty – wow!! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

    We have been following KB’s blog for a while now, she is an amazing lady too. We have seen the stills of the mountain lion, but we still need to catch her latest video.

    Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

  22. Clive on January 7, 2010 at 5:38 am

    What a fantastic looking wolf! We saw some in Dublin Zoo the other day but they were nowhere near as attactive as that fantastic red wolf! Great photos you took!

  23. Sam on January 7, 2010 at 2:19 am

    What a beautiful animal. We visited a Wolf Conservation Center once and it was quite an experience. Perhaps I’ll blog about it one day when I’m short on blog fodder.

    It’s sad that these magnificent animals have had their habitats reduced to almost nothing. I hope they can make a comeback.

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