Canis lupus arctos
Arctic wolves are easy to tell apart from other wolves due to their striking, almost completely snow-white winter fur. They live in the icy north of North America and on Greenland and are perfectly adapted to the local environment.
Arctic North America north of Hudson Bay
where the ice thaws in the summer and enough plants feed their preys
Especially musk oxen, caribous and mountain hares fill the "refrigerator" of polar wolves.
No exact inventory data available
About 90 to 150 cm from head to tail tip
50 - 80 kg
- Gestation period
2 to 3 months
- Achievable age
up to 8 years in the wild, up to 10 years in human care
Threat Categories of IUCN