CANIS LUPUS PAMBASILEUS
The Yukon wolf (Canis lupus pambasileus) also known as Interior Alaskan wolf is a subspecies of the grey wolf. This canid is one of the largest of the species Canis lupus in North America. Its Latin name was given to it in 1905 by the American zoologist Daniel Giraud Elliot. Some scientists believe that it is just a close relative of the Alaskan tundra wolf (Canis lupus tundrarum).🐺
- Common name: Yukon Wolf
- Scientific name: Canis Lupus Pambasileus
- Other names: Interior Alaskan wolf, Alaskan wolf
- Specie: Gray wolf
- Type: Mammals
- Diet: Carnivore
- Average size: 4,92 to 6,56 feet
- Average Weight: 95 to 115 lbs
YUKON WOLF DESCRIPTION
Yukon wolves generally have dark coat, most often black or brown, more rarely gray or white. They measure between 4,92 to 6,56 feet (1.50 to 2.00 m) long from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail.
YUKON WOLF HABITAT
The Yukon wolf is a wolf that roams throughout the Alaskan interior, except the tundra region of the Arctic coast. It is also found in the Yukon, a federal territory of Canada located in the northwestern part of the country, on the border with Alaska.🏔️
YUKON WOLF DIET
The Alaskan wolf is a carnivorous mammal. Caribou, moose, sheep, hare and ground squirrels are part of its diet.🥩
YUKON WOLF POPULATION
Like many of its congeners, the Yukon wolf is an endangered species. Although a slight increase in the number of individuals has been observed in recent years, this subspecies of the gray wolf remains very fragile.
Not all species of wolf were not as lucky. There are several sub-species considered extinct due to human activity and intensive hunting. This is the case of the deceased Kenai Peninsula wolf.