Mackenzie River Wolf

Mar 20, 2024

Canis Lupus Mackenzie

Canis Lupus Mackenzie is a subspecies of grey wolf (Canis Lupus). Its activity scope covers the McKinny River Basin in Canada. You can find the Mackenzie wolf in Jack London's novel "White tooth".

In 1943, the McCanzi wolf was recognized as a subspecies. In 1992, it was re-classified and is now part of the Canadian Wolf.

Such as the British Columbia Wolf, Manitaba Wolf, Mackenzie tundra Wolf, and Mackenzie Valley Wolf are all described by this gray wolf. 

Commonly known: Mackenzie River Wolf
Scientific name: Canis lupus Mackenzii
Species: Gray Wolf
Type: Mammalian
Diet: Carnivores

Mackenzie River Wolf Description

The Mackenzie wolf is usually black, white or gray. There are very few reports about this wolf, but one of the most comprehensive research was completed by WA Fuller in 1954, entitled "Wolf's Control Action, Wood Buffalo National Park.".

This gray wolf's subspecies have long and thick legs that adapt to its environment and enable it to roam on rugged terrain, such as deep snow or steep edges of the mountains.

Mackenzie River Wolf Habitat

This Canadian wolf lives along the coast of the Mackenzie River in western Canada and Alaska. Other types of wolves also live on Canadian land, such as the Baffin Island Wolf.

Mackenzie River Wolf Diet

The main prey of the Mackenzie river wolf is elk, reindeer, deer and bison. The wolf that was introduced into the Mackenzie Valley of Yellowstone National Park was observed to prey for context, which showed that they successfully adapted to a new environment.

The Canis Lupus Mackenzie family has a highly developed sense of smell. It raises ears when hunting, and its nose is close to the wind, paying attention to the smell and sound brought by the breeze. Thanks to a study in Canada, people know that the wolf can perceive the smell 300 meters away. Then it stopped and pointed the nose in the direction of the prey. Seeing this logo, everyone raised his head to analyze the smell. Then each one shook his tail and jumped up. Then, although they were very excited, they remained silent, approached as close as possible, and walked against the wind.

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