Wolves are the largest wild members of the dog family. They live in packs and have to co-operate in order to survive. The Arctic Wolf is a highly resilient animal which inhabits some of the most hostile terrain on earth.

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Overview

Order: Carnivora (carnivores or meat-eaters).

Family: Canidae (the dogs).

Species: Canis lupus arctos

Length: Head and body, 100-150cm.

Height: To shoulder, 65-80cm.

Weight: Up to 80kg. Females lighter. Sexual Maturity: Males, 3 years. Females, 2 years.

Mating: March. Gestation: 61-63 Days. Number of young: Usually 4-5.

Lifespan: 7 years average.

Diet: Arctic hares, caribou, musk oxen and lemmings

 

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