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Timber Wolf

Canis lupus lycaon

timber wolf

Average size: 55 - 115 lbs. / 26 - 32 in

Average lifespan: 6 - 8 years

Range/distribution Map

Habitat description: Timber wolves can be spotted in such habitats as forests, tundras, plains, and mountains.

Behavior: Wolves live in small groups known as packs, with a dominant male and female pair. The pack communicates with each other using a variety of sounds, scents, and body language. They will hunt in packs, and eat large hoofed mammals (and the occasional smaller mammal).

Current news/event & conservation status: Timber Wolf populations remain stable in Canada, but they are an endangered species in the United States. This is primarily due to killing by humans as the wolves are viewed as a threat.

Fun Fact

Timber Wolves can run at a top speed of 25 - 35 mph!