Alaskan Tundra Wolf

Animal Details

Common Name
Tundra Wolf
Scientific Name
Canis lupus tundrarum
Worldwide, wolves are considered "least concern". There are some subspecies whose numbers are less stable, some significantly so.
Geographic Range
Along the coast of Northern Alaska
Life Span
6-8 Years in the wild, up to 17 years in captivity
4-7 pups

Meet The Animal

Alaskan tundra wolves are a sub-species of the gray wolf. They are found in a small area along the coast of northern Alaska.

The tundra wolf is a pack animal. They exist in well-organized social groups of up to 20 animals, with a breeding male and female controlling the pack.

Their Behavior

Wolves are part of the carnivore family, but sometimes they will consume berries, roots, or other non-meat items. You may think this makes them omnivores, but they are actually considered facultative carnivores.

This means that they primarily eat meat, but are able to ingest and obtain some nutrition from non-meat items as well. However, they cannot thrive without meat as a major part of their diet.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the arctic wolf is the only sub-species of wolf that is not threatened?

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