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Gray Wolf

Canis lupus lupus

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andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Also, photos 1&2 are of Grissom, the omega male, and photo 3 is Granite, alpha female.

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Sorry, I meant wolf centre not elf centre hahaha

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

These wolves are from the haliburton forest elf centre. The wolves can't see visitors of the centre because the windows are one way, and I was lucky enough to visit the facility at a time when they were hanging around the windows. Usually they're somewhere in the forest. The black wolf is Haida, the alpha male, and he's showing his dominance in that picture by resting his head on Cedar, the beta male. If I'm not mistaken, they were finally successful last year at having pups (previous pups from different alphas didn't survive).

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Love the fourth shot! Can you tell us something about how you came to see them?

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

Yes, it's definitely a phenotypic variation

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

I just saw some black coyotes in Florida...didn't know that occurred...so you assume they are just different color forms?

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

I don't think the "Gray" really refers to the color but rather the common name of the species...I could be wrong though.

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Is the black one also a gray wolf?

andrew.pitek
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Dysart et al, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 13, 2010
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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