Many species of animals at Red Wire Wildlife Ranch are classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List. The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, is an international organization that assesses the conservation status of many species.
"Extinct in the Wild" means that the species can longer be found in its native lands of North Africa, and now only resides in the safety of zoos, private preserves, and private ranches like Red Wire Wildife Ranch.
One particular species listed on the IUCN Red List is the scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah). It is classified as extinct in the wild, due to various reasons such as over-hunting and habitat loss.
Red Wire Wildlife Ranch is home to a thriving herd of scimitar-horned oryx with many babies being produced each year. Red Wire Wildlife Ranch works with other breeding facilities such as Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to ensure healthy individuals are produced for future generations. More information about the surviving battle of scimitar-horned oryx can be read in the following article: SCIMITAR-HORNED ORYX: A case study of conservation efforts by Fisher Pyburn.
Other endangered species Red Wire Wildlife Ranch is working with include the common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), and addax antelope (Addax nasomaculatus).