How to Draw a Red Wolf

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Red Wolf in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Red Wolf.

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How to Draw a Red Wolf - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the head, start with a curved line for the jaw and add the snout. Then draw another smaller curve at the top. Add the ears by drawing two rounded triangles at the top of the head. Then, add a small straight line behind the rear ear.

Step 2: To draw the face, add two small ovals for the eyes. For the nose, add an upside down triangle, and a long oval underneath for the mouth. After that, draw smaller curved lines inside the ears for detail.

Step 3: Draw the neck and body similar to that of a dogs' body. Leave the bottom open for the legs.

Step 4: Add the hind leg by making two lines straight down, and curve the bottom to make the paw.

Step 5: Draw the second hind leg by adding a curved line parallel to the first hind leg.

Step 6: Now add the tummy and front leg. The front leg should be a bit longer than the hind legs.

Step 7: Draw the second hind leg and chest of the Red Wolf.

Step 8: Add the tail to the back by drawing a long curved line rounded at the bottom.

Step 9: Now, add the patterns by drawing some curved and straight lines throughout the body. Use brown and gray to color the Wolf.

Interesting Facts about Red Wolves

Red Wolves are critically endangered in the wild. They live on the United States east coast and as far as North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. Red Wolves can be found in swamps, forests, wetlands, and bush lands. A Red Wolf is a cousin to the larger Grey Wolf, they aren’t as tall and as the like the name says, their fur is a cinnamon color. In 1980 it was thought the Red Wolf was extinct, but conservationists reintroduced the species to Wild Refuges in North Carolina. Although the reintroduction has increased the population, they are still less than 100 wolves in the wild.

Did you know?

  • There is no natural predator of the Red Wolf. However, the animals do have to fight with bobcats, coyotes, and bears to have food.
  • There were 2 attempts to reintroduce the Red Wolf to the wild. The first was cancelled because the wolves couldn’t adapt and the pups couldn’t survive because of dog affecting diseases.
  • Red Wolves have very complex pack structures. A pair of wolves will mate for life. A pack is a wolf’s family.
  • It takes 2 years for a Red Wolf to mate.
  • A litter of wolf pups can be 2-8 pups. Wolves give live birth.

Lesson Plan Note: Draw a Red Wolf. Make copies and distribute it to each student. Have the students color their wolf with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. With a black marker write the child’s name on the body of the wolf. Staple the wolves up to a forest themed bulletin board so everyone can see this year’s “pack.”