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wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:41 am

have wolves of any kind ever lived in florida? I have not found any information on this, adn I am sure they dont live here now. there arent any coyotes, I dont know if they ever lived here either.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Vida » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:47 am

I found this article
http://www.npca.org/wildlife_protection ... dwolf.html
Historically, red wolves ranged throughout the southeastern United States from Pennsylvania to Florida and as far west as Texas. Today, only a few wolves roam free in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and nearby Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:48 am

it just says to, I am mostly talking about southern florida. maybe no as far south as miami, but anywhere below Orlando.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Vida » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:53 am

Okay. I tried looking that up on google and got this article
http://www.wolfsongalaska.org/red_wolf.html
The former range of the red wolf was from southern Florida to central Texas and possibly extending as far north as Kentucky and the Carolinas
Was that what you were looking for?
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:54 am

not really... those are general and probably referto northern florida. or so I interpret.

I am wanting to know if wolves or coyotes ever lived in my general area.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Vida » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:59 am

You never know. They might actually mean south Florida. Once again I found an article, but on coyotes.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW146
Coyotes (Canis latrans) have been expanding their range throughout the United States, and have recently spread throughout Florida, most recently into south Florida. Of Floridas 67 counties, the presence of coyotes have been documented in all but the two most southern counties, Dade and Monroe. A dead coyote was found in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in southern Collier County, which represents the farthest south that coyotes have been documented in Florida to date
To date, the survey includes over 40 locations and 700 track stations, mostly in south and central Florida. The annual track survey is an effort to document trends in coyote numbers, which provides a way to monitor expansion of the range and abundance of coyotes in Florida.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:14 am

, and have recently spread throughout Florida, most recently into south Florida.
thats interesting, because there are no coyotes anywhere near here. and from what Ive seen, there never have been...

but thanks! :D
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Vida » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:26 am

You're welcome ^^

If they've just begun expanding into south Florida, it might take a little while before you actually hear or see one.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:25 pm

I would still like to know about the wolves, though...
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Bellamy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:38 pm

As far as I know, red wolves are considered to be extinct in Florida. Key word is considered-- apparently there have been a few dodgy sightings of them in the past couple of years, so there may be a few lurking about somewhere, but I wouldn't think those claims to be accurate. You never know, though.

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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Chenneoue » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:35 am

I believe Red Wolves are only wild in the most northern reaches of Florida. There are red wolves in the Brevard Zoo, as I recall. But none are wild in the southern reaches. Just maybe a few coyotes and then there are pumas.

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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:34 pm

not anymore, I think it died. it was there a few times I went, but I never got to se it. and now the enclosure is gone, as far as I could tell. the brevard zoo is really close to where I live... I pass it on the way to school every day.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Chenneoue » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:44 am

This was about two years ago. And they had a couple from what I was aware of... As most places do. There is another Zoo that had them here in FL, but I cannot remember which one!

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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Blindseer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:24 pm

I think that was in tampa. but there is definately no wolves in my local zoo anymore.
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Re: wolves in Florida?

Post by Wolfie10 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:34 am

shame that, hmmmm why did they get rid of them like that, what happend anyway. :?:
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