Vancouver Island wolf
|Vancouver Island wolf|
|White wolf at the Greater Vancouver Zoo (top); captive grey Vancouver Island wolf at Grouse Mountain|
|Subspecies:||C. l. crassodon|
|Canis lupus crassodon
Hall, 1932 >
The Vancouver Island wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) is a subspecies of grey wolf, endemic to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is very social with other wolves, and lives in packs of about five to thirty-five. It is an endangered subspecies, very shy, and is rarely seen by humans. Wolves at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve area have been known to attack and kill unguarded domestic dogs. There are also two Vancouver Island Wolves at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.
The Vancouver Island wolf is of medium size, measuring roughly 26 to 32 inches high, 4 to 5 feet from nose to end of tail, and weighing roughly 60kg. It is usually a mix of grey, brown, and black. Occasionally, they are seen pure white.
- Fred H. Harrington (1982). Wolves of the World: Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Noyes. pp. 54–. ISBN 978-0-8155-0905-9. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "Vancouver Island Wolf and British Columbia Wildlife – April Point Resort and Spa".
- "Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada".
- "Vancouver Island Wolf". Greater Vancouver Zoo.