North-western wolf

Scientific name :
Canis lupus occidentalis
Class :
Mammals
Order :
Carnivora
Family :
Canidae

Wolves live in hierarchical packs comprising a dominant male, a dominant female, subordinates and juveniles. Physical contact is highly important for maintaining social unity among wolves. Only the dominant male and female mate. The entire pack participates in hunting as well as rearing the cubs, especially when it comes to feeding.

 

Geographic distribution

North-western wolves, also known as Mackenzie valley wolves, live in Canada and Alaska, covering the wider Mackenzie valley.

Weight: around 60 kg
Size: around 1.20 m
Carnivorous with omnivorous tendencies: cervids, small mammals, berries, roots, fruit, etc.
Longevity: 15 years
Gestation: 2 months

Conservation status

stable menacé très menacé

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