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Red Wolf Conservation

A volunteer organization run by veterinary students and veterinary faculty.

NC State Carnivore Conservation Crew

Students, faculty and clinicians at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine play an important role in helping save the critically endangered red wolf species.

The NC State Carnivore Conservation Crew is a volunteer organization run by veterinary students and veterinary faculty. We provide medical and husbandry services for a pack of red wolves. Currently, NC State has a pack of 4 wolves including a breeding pair. We partner closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan to help save these red wolves as they are the most critically endangered canine species in the world.

The NC State Veterinary Medicine team recently worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and other conservation partners to release some endangered red wolves back into the wild. Read more.


Donate a small amount of money to go toward the care and conservation of Red Wolves. Your donation will directly help us care and conserve endangered red wolves.

Adopt a Wolf

You can also “adopt” one of our red wolves to help make a difference. Learn more here:

Working with Wolves

Read more about the work of our Carnivore Conservation Crew.

Red wolf conservation is important in keeping wolves like this healthy.