Baffin Island Wolf (''Canis lupus manningi'')

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  1.   1.  Common Names
  2.   2.  Range
  3.   3.  Appearance
  4.   4.  Other Characteristics
    1.   4.1  Social Structure & Diet
    2.   4.2  Survival & Civilization
  5.   5.  References

1.  Common Names

Baffin Island Wolf

2.  Range

Baffin Island and a few small surrounding islands.

North American Wolf Subspecies Map
See also: world species map

3.  Appearance

The Baffin Islands Wolf is the smallest arctic wolf, comparable in size to the Alexander Archipelago Wolf, ranging between 3.5 feet (1 meter) in length with an average of 2 feet (.6 meter) in shoulder height. They typically weigh between 30 - 50 pounds (13.6 - 22.7 kilograms).

The Baffin Islands Wolf tends to have white or lightly-colored fur; black and dark markings would make for difficult hunting during the brilliantly white winters. The wolf's coat is quite thick, an adaptation to the extreme region they occupy, and this thickness of fur makes it appear larger than it actually is.

4.  Other Characteristics

4.1  Social Structure & Diet

They often hunt either alone or in pairs; they tend to keep smaller packs than most other wolves thanks to their extreme home region. Baffin Island wolves are omnivorous creatures and will feed on just about anything if they are hungry enough. However, their major sources of food are lemmings, barren-ground caribou, and the arctic hare.

4.2  Survival & Civilization

These canines were endangered prior to 1988; after humanity died off, they flourished once again, and they are in no danger of dying off. These canines are relatively isolated from other populations -- they are primarily comprised of feral populations.

5.  References


Only the canine species listed below are capable of becoming Luperci
Species   Wolves   New World   Alaskan Tundra WolfAlexander Archipelago WolfArctic WolfBaffin Island WolfBritish Columbian WolfEastern Timber WolfGreat Plains WolfMackenzie Valley WolfHudson Bay WolfInterior Alaskan WolfLabrador WolfMexican WolfNorthern Rocky Mountain WolfVancouver Island Wolf
Old World   Arabian WolfCaspian Sea WolfCommon Gray WolfIberian WolfIranian WolfItalian WolfMongolian WolfRussian WolfSteppe WolfTibetan WolfTundra Wolf
Coyotes   California Valley CoyoteLower Rio Grande CoyoteMearns CoyoteMountain CoyoteNortheastern CoyoteNorthern CoyoteNorthwest Coast CoyotePlains CoyoteSoutheastern CoyoteTexas Plains CoyoteTiburon Island Coyote
Jackals   Abyssinian JackalAlgerian JackalCape JackalCommon Golden JackalEast African JackalEgyptian JackalEuropean JackalIndian JackalPalestine Golden JackalSenegal JackalSerengeti JackalSiamese JackalSri Lanka JackalSyrian JackalVariegated JackalSide-Striped Jackal
Other Canines   DingoDogEthiopian WolfHimalayan WolfHybridsIndian WolfNew Guinea Singing DogRed Wolf
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