by Mark MacAllister
October 28, 2002
Page 2 : Introductory Reading
The articles listed below (and downloadable from the Media Gallery in the right-hand margin) provide basic overview information about red wolf biology, ecology, and recovery. Teachers new to conservation issues will benefit from them, and they may also be used as original reading resources in 6-8 classrooms.
- What is a Red Wolf—Physical description, habitat and range, pack structure and prey
- As a Matter of Fact—Additional information on physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, range, and diet
- Where Have All the Red Wolves Gone—Historical overview of the red wolf recovery program, beginning with the advent of the captive program in the early 1970s. Also includes some information on the red wolf's future, and a short essay on why the red wolf deserves protection
- The Year of the Red Wolf—Traces a red wolf's life through the span of twelve months, with a focus on vocabulary building and understanding pack structure.
- The Basics of Wolf Biology—Differentiating between red wolves, gray wolves, coyotes, and fox
- How Can You Tell?—How to recognize the differences between red wolves and coyotes
- Red Wolves Need Help—Tips for helping to protect red wolves
- Where is Wild?—What makes a place "wild" or "not wild"?
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