Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Subspecies: Circumpolar in the northern hemisphere. Worldwide there used to be 6 subspecies, three of which lived in North America, one, however, has become extinct, which leaves us two: 1. Eastern Timberwolf (Canis l. lycaon): Forests in the northern part of the USA and in central Canada. 2. Tundra Wolf (Canis l. tundarum): Tundra and Taiga regions of North America (Alaska, Canada and Greenland).
Habitat: see subspecies.
Description: Reminiscent of a big Alsatian dog, but shallower chest, broader head and thicker neck. The wolf weighs around 90 kg, and measures up to 1 meter over the shoulder, reaching a total body length, without tail, of 1,60 meters. Coat very variable, from almost white in the north over grey to almost black. Eye colour is orange-green.
Hunting method: With bait, with snowshoes, on horseback, stalking (often as a side trophy when hunting other game).
Hunting available in: Canada.