Arctic Wolf

(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.

CHARACTERISTICS

Range
Arctic North America and Greenland

Habitat
Where the ice is thawing in the summer and enough plants feed their begetters. However, not on permanent ice floes.

Diet
Especially muskoches, caribi and snow bunnies

 

Size
About 90 to 150 cm from tip to tip

Weight
50 up to 80 kg

Gestation period
2 to 3 months

Population
No exact stock information available

Perfectly insulated
With up to 6,500 hairs per cm, a very thick coat protects him from icy temperatures. Even the paws are covered with fur.

Climate protection
Legs and snout are significantly shorter than those of other wolf species, the ears are small and round. Thus, the cold has less "attack surface".

Did you know that...
... polar wolves have the strongest cohesion of all wolf species,
... individual wolves in the Arctic would have no chance of survival
... and that up to 30 animals form a pack and thus significantly larger preys can be overwhelmed?