MANITOBA WOLF

CANIS LUPUS GRISEOALBUS

The Manitoba wolf (Canis lupus griseoalbus) is one of the subspecies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). It was described by zoologist Spencer Baird in 1858. Although the Manitoba wolf is officially classified as a subspecies, many specialists do not recognize it as such, considering it as a subspecies of the Hudson Bay wolf.

  • Common name: Manitoba wolf
  • Scientific name: Canis Lupus griseoalbus
  • Specie: Grey wolf
  • Type: Mammals
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Status: Extinct

canis lupus griseoalbus 

MANITOBA WOLF HABITAT

The Manitoba wolf would reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories of Canada.

 

MANITOBA WOLF HABITAT

Its main source of food is caribou, but it also feed on deer, beaver, elk and rodents.🐀

 

IS THE MANITOBA WOLF EXTINCT?

Spencer Baird first described the Manitoba wolf and gave it its taxonomic name in the early 19th century. The furs of the various wolf species were highly prized at that time and were hunted to the brink of extinction in the early 20th century.🐺

Today, scientists are unable to agree on the status of the Manitoba wolf as a distinct subspecies, so there is no reliable information on population status. Some even believe that the Manitoba wolf may have already become extinct knowing that the Hudson Bay wolf, which resides on the same land, is also endangered.

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