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This site is dedicated to the arctic wolf (canis lupus arctos), also known as white wolf & polar wolf. Facts on white wolves, climate information & population statistics are listed.
*Arctic Climate Facts*
Winter temperatures vary from minus twenty degrees to minus sixty degrees.With bone chilling temperatures & very strong winds.
Summer temperatures vary from minus ten degrees to plus thirty degrees in some areas. Lower temperatures are in Alaska, Eastern Arctic, Canada, Siberia & Greenland.
To top it off these precious animals must tolerate five months of total darkness & freezing cold temperatures.
The arctic wolf is in danger of becoming extinct from lack of food. They often go many weeks without food & sometimes must travel 800 square miles to find a meal.
*The Arctic Wolf Roams In:*
*Arctic Wolf Facts*
- Sub-species are canis lupus arctos,canis lupus bernardl-now extinct,canis lupus manningl
- arctic wolf is a subspecies of gray wolves.
- year round white or creme colored fur.
- small round ears & the nose is shorter from other wolves.
- height is usually 3 ft.high.
- generally 3--5 feet from nose to tail.
- full grown males weigh 75-140 pounds.
- females are smaller than the males.
- life span-no interference about 7 years in the wild and 17 years in captivity.
- birth weight is 1 pound.
- usually 2-4 pups from mid May-June.
- diet-caribou,musk,ox hares and lemings
*Arctic Wolf Population Status*
- Queen Elizabeth Island=200 white wolves
- Banks & Victoria Islands=1,100 artic wolves
- Bafflin Island=2,100 polar wolves
- Greenland=75 arctic wolves
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