BRITISH COLUMBIA WOLF

CANIS LUPUS COLUMBIANUS

The British Columbia wolf (Canis lupus columbianus) is a subspecies of the grey wolf. As its name implies, it is native to British Columbia where it was discovered, as well as in the Yukon, Alberta and southwestern Alaska.⛰️ In the past, it also shared its territories with the wolf of the Alexander Archipelago and the Cascade Mountains wolf.

  • Common name: British Columbia Wolf
  • Scientific name: Canis Lupus Columbianus
  • Specie: Gray wolf
  • Type: Mammals
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Average size: 4,9 to 5,7 feet 
  • Weight: 77 to 154 lbs

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BRITISH COLUMBIA WOLF DESCRIPTION

Similar in appearance to the Alaskan wolf and the Mackenzie wolf, but is generally smaller than these two subspecies.🐺 This canidae measures 4.92 to 5.7 feet long and weighs between 77 and 154 lbs. Its coat is usually black, sometimes mixed with grey or brown. It was identified as a subspecies of grey wolf in 1941 by biologist Edward Goldman.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOLF DIET

The British Columbia wolf fed on hares, birds, deer and other ungulates. Like all wolves, they hunted in packs. It has a preference for mammals such as hares, deer and other ungulates.🍗 It attacks especially sick and old animals that are easier to catch.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOLF POPULATION

The status of this wolf is currently uncertain, with some authors considering it extinct. It is almost certain that it has been hunted excessively and is now close to extinction like others wolf species such as the Vancouver Island wolf.

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