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Gray Wolf

Canis lupus


Gray Wolf, probably a member of the Canyon pack, approaching and then feeding on an elk carcass near the North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park. Gray wolves vary in color from steel gray through black and brown to white. Human persecution has reduced the species' original range to about one third, due to livestock predation and unwarranted fear over attacks on humans. The species is now extinct in much of Western Europe, in Mexico and much of the USA.

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17chszeman 7 years ago

A gray wolf varies in color from steel gray through black and brown to white

BrandonBlount 8 years ago

Very awesome spotting! I <3 wolves! they really are such wonderful creatures.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2012

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