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arctic wolf photo by Dave Mech

Arctic Wolf pic by:
Dave Mech

Welcome:
*To Arctic Wolf-A Fight For Survival*

Site Summary:

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:*

*Russia* *Norway* *Sweden*
*Canada* *Greenland* *Denmark*
*Finland* *Iceland*

*Arctic Wolf Facts*

  1. Sub-species are canis lupus arctos,canis lupus bernardl-now extinct,canis lupus manningl
  2. arctic wolf is a subspecies of gray wolves.
  3. year round white or creme colored fur.
  4. small round ears & the nose is shorter from other wolves.
  5. height is usually 3 ft.high.
  6. generally 3--5 feet from nose to tail.
  7. full grown males weigh 75-140 pounds.
  8. females are smaller than the males.
  9. life span-no interference about 7 years in the wild and 17 years in captivity.
  10. birth weight is 1 pound.
  11. usually 2-4 pups from mid May-June.
  12. diet-caribou,musk,ox hares and lemings

*Arctic Wolf Population Status*

  1. Queen Elizabeth Island=200 white wolves
  2. Banks & Victoria Islands=1,100 artic wolves
  3. Bafflin Island=2,100 polar wolves
  4. Greenland=75 arctic wolves

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