Arctic Wolf Research Paper

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Canis lupus arctos is the scientific name for an arctic wolf. Although many people believe an arctic wolf can only be purely white, this is not true; an arctic wolf may have spots of black, yellow, or gray on its white fur. Due to the location of an arctic wolf, which many experts believe the Ice Age was what made them end up here, they have adapted to this weather. According to A-Z Animals, “ Arctic wolves are incredibly versatile and adaptive animals, able to withstand year round sub-zero temperatures.” Examples of this include two layers of fur where the outer layer gets thicker in the winter months and the lower layer is waterproof to keep the internal temperature of the wolf. Arctic wolves also have smaller ears than other wolves which …show more content…
The only reason a wolf would be away from its pack is if it is looking for food for the pack or looking to create its own pack. Arctic wolf packs can range in size from a couple wolves too close to twenty wolves; the size of the pack just depends of on how much food is available in their area. These wolves are very territorial and can have a home range of over hundreds of miles. To mark their territory, wolves leave urine and the own scent. The main region for arctic wolves to be located is in Alaska; although some have been found in Canada and Greenland, majority are in …show more content…
They can weigh up to one hundred seventy-five pounds. Arctic wolves are smaller in size compared to a grey wolf. An arctic wolf, however, tends to be bulkier than a gray wolf.

A typical diet for a arctic wolf is an assortment of rodents; such as, lemmings and arctic hares. “Lemmings”, according to A-Z Animals “are thought to be related to voles and muskrats.” Also, arctic wolves eat caribou as a bigger meal than arctic hares. If a pack comes across a pack of muskoxen, the team up to drive one oxen away from its pack and then they attack it as a pack because it is too large for one wolf to attack.

Arctic wolves are on the endangered list for a number of reasons. One is the predators that hunt them. In the tundra these wolves are sometimes eaten by snow leopards, polar bears, and foxes. Not very often do you find these wolves get hunted by other animals because of how tough and fierce they are. Most of the time, the are the hunters and not the

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