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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Himalayan Wolf(Canis lupus himalayansis)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Suborder: Caniformia

Family: Canidae

Genus: Canis

Species: lupus

Subspecies: himalayansis

Fun Facts:

It is believed that wolves were first tamed in East Asia about 15,000 years ago..

In Canada, found that wolves swim between islands, eating crabs, clams and other tidbits.

Wolves are the mostly widespread mammal species after human and livestock.

Fast Facts

Description: A large canid that looks like a slim Alsatian with a big head, the Wolf has grey fur intermingled with black on the dorsal crest, forehead and tip of the tail.
Size: Male: 1.65 m     Female: 1.59 m
Height: Male: 66 to 81 cm     Female: 65 to 79 cm
Weight: Male: 20 to 70 kg     Female: 16 to 50 kg
Diet: Small and medium sized prey.
Sexual maturity: Male: 2 to 3 years     Female: 2 to 3 years
Estrous phase: 4 to 13 days
Gestation Period: 60 to 63 days
Young per birth: 5 to 6 cubs
Life span: In wild: 8 to 13 years     In captivity: 17 years
Habitat: Himalayan wolf can live in hilly forest and deserts.
Distribution: India and Tibet.
Current Population Status: Stable
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern