Vancouver Island wolf (Canis lupus crassodon)

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The Vancouver Island wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) is a subspecies of gray wolf, endemic to northern Vancouver Island within the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America

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The Vancouver Island wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) is a subspecies of gray wolf, endemic to northern Vancouver Island within the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.

Habitat:

The Vancouver Island wolves' original habitat extended from the Northern Rocky Mountains to Southern Alberta in Canada.

Characteristics:

Vancouver Island wolves are medium sized, measuring roughly 26 to 32 inches high, 4 to 5 feet from nose to end of tail, and weighing 65 to 90 pounds. They are usually a mix of grey, brown, and black. Occasionally, they are seen pure white.

Diet:

Vancouver Island wolves mainly have two principal prey such as Columbian black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elks. It also feeds on Eastern cottontail rabbits which were brought to Vancouver Island in 1964.

Breeding:

Breeding season for Vancouver Island wolves comes in January.

Status:

Endangered.

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