Arctic Wolf – Карельский зоопарк

Arctic Wolf

Class: Mammals

Order: Carnivores

Family: Canidae

Weight: up to 85 kg

Height: 80-93 cm

Body length: 130-150 cm

Color: white with a silvery sheen

Age of sexual maturity: 2-3 years

Gestation period: 61-75 days

Lifespan: around 7 years

Habitat: Arctic wolves can be found in Alaska, the northern regions of Russia, the Arctic regions of Canada, and the northern part of Greenland.

Diet: animals, plants, roots, fruits

Did you know?

  • In the regions where Arctic wolves live, there is night for at least five consecutive months. This predatory animal is considered very dangerous also because it has adapted to survive during the prolonged night.
  • Only the pack leader can walk with its tail held high. Other wolves cannot afford such behavior.
  • In search of prey, a pack of Arctic wolves can cover an area of up to 2,000 square kilometers.