Wolf

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusCanis
Binomial nameCanis Lupus

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The gray wolf is a social canine that lives in the northern part of North America, most of Asia and the Western part of Western Europe. Their colors of the gray wolf vary a lot depending on their geographical location.

They can be gray, brown, black, tan, or white. However, the predominant color seems to be gray.

The underbody is usually lighter, or sometimes even white. It measures from 1.05 to 1.60 m and weighs from 12 to 79.4 kg.

This carnivore eats deer, beavers, boar, mountain goats, bison, elk, moose, birds, fish, rodents, and hares. It lives in a great variety of habitats, which include: mountains, grasslands, forests, tundra, and deserts.

Their lifespan is 6 to 13 years in the wild and 17 years in captivity.

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