Hudson Bay Wolf (''Canis lupus hudsonicus'')
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Hudson Bay Wolf
West and north of Hudson Bay.
Canis lupus hudsonicus, from Pegasus-Express@Flickr
Hudson Bay Wolves are of medium size with body lengths of 4 to 5 feet (1.2 - 1.5 meters) on average, and a shoulder height measurement ranging from 28 to 36 inches (71.2 - 91.4 centimeters). Their weight may vary anywhere from 80 to 140 pounds (36.2 - 63.5 kg). Though they are not extremely large subspecies, they are bulky and thickly built, and tend to be deceptively heavy.
They have bushy hair that can vary from a light grey to a yellowish-white or cream color. Their hair seems to be lighter in the winter. They are said to be similar in general to the Mackenzie Valley Wolf, only smaller.
Hunting in packs, they will prey on large ungulates such as caribou, moose and bison. When large prey is not as plentiful, they will also feed on carrion and smaller animals. Their diet is not so different from other Gray Wolf subspecies; due to their proximity to water, fish may occupy a spot in this wolf's diet.
This canine was quite rare prior to the extinction of humanity; it remains very elusive, and some profess it has become entirely extinct. Others claim there are still remote populations -- either way, no one is sure. The Luperci status of these canines is not known; they may be entirely Luperci but feral-living. Not much is known about these canines and their culture, as they occupy such a small, isolated range in Northern Canada, isolated from many other wolf populations.