Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53835

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Canis
Genus species:Canis lupus lycaon

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:152-168 cm
Height:76 cm
Weight:23-45 kg
Identification:The timber wolf has gray-brown fur with light tan underparts.
Habitat:Forest, taiga, tundra, plains, mountains, deserts
Diet:Carnivore: deer, moose, caribou, some smaller mammals, domestic livestock
Reproduction:Only the dominant male and female in a pack breed each season during the late winter. The gestation period is two months long, after which 5-6 pups are born. The pups are weaned by six weeks of age.
Timber wolves live in packs of 6-10 individuals. The dominant pair mates for life. Disperser wolves have also been documented, roaming to find territory to start their own pack.
Behavior:Wolves howl to mark their territory and for Identification: . Body language is very important in wolf society.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:The timber wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf, the largest member of the dog family.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:canine
Timber wolf
dog
Wolves
Wolves -- Infancy
Canis
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals