CANIS LUPUS MANNINGI
The Baffin Island wolf (Canis lupus manningi) is a subspecies of the grey wolf. This canid is endemic to Baffin Island and several nearby islands. It was described in 1943 by zoologist Thomas Henry Manning, who spent a year and a half mapping the island.
Early records and evidence suggest that wolves living west of Greenland migrated to Baffin Island and are therefore descendants of this subspecies. In 1966, a study was conducted on the Baffin Island wolf, a preliminary assessment of which had been made the previous year in 1965 at Wordie Bay by the University of Toronto. Today, this wolf is listed as an endangered subspecies.
- Common name: Baffin Island Wolf
- Scientific name: Canis lupus Manningi
- Specie: Gray wolf
- Type: Mammals
- Diet: Carnivore
BAFFIN ISLAND WOLF DESCRIPTION
The Baffin Land wolf is the smallest subspecies of the Arctic wolf.🐺 It is covered with a thick white coat that makes it appear larger than it actually is. It has physical similarities with the Greenland wolf, which has white fur.
BAFFIN ISLAND WOLF HABITAT
The Baffin Island wolf is found exclusively on Baffin Island and on the few small adjacent islands from Hudson Strait to Pond Inlet, probably also on Bylot Island.
BAFFIN ISLAND WOLF DIET
This canid is an omnivorous animal that feeds on just about anything it can find when it is hungry. Nevertheless, it remains a predator hunting mainly lemmings, caribou and arctic hare.🦌 Unlike other wolves, it often hunts alone or in pairs.
BAFFIN ISLAND WOLF SPECIES STATUS
The Baffin Island wolf is listed as endangered. Climate changes and human activity have gradually contributed to the disappearance of this wolf. To date, there are few individuals in the wild.📉