The total population within the reintroduction area is As recently as 1979, the Red Wolf was believed to have a historical distribution limited to the south-eastern United States (Nowak 1979).
The red wolf used to roam broad swaths of the American Southeast — as far north as Pennsylvania, south to the tip of Florida and west through the middle of Texas.
One of their last strongholds, wolf experts say, were the Ozarks — northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Recent genetic evidence supports a similar but even greater extension of historic range into Algonquin Provincial Park in southern Ontario, Canada.
Red Wolves exist only in a reintroduced population in eastern North Carolina, USA.
Wolves are common to all parts of the Northern Hemisphere.