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Hudson Bay Wolf

Place to admire: Folies Forest

Scientific name: Canis lupus hudsonicus

IUCN-status: Least concern

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The name says it all, the Hudson Bay Wolf lives in the areas around Hudson Bay (northeastern Canada). This species is found there mostly in the tundra.


The Hudson Bay Wolf eats small rodents, birds, and other mammals. Sometimes it also eats fish, carcasses, and ungulates.

Because they usually hunt in a large group (depends on the size of the pack), they can also hunt larger prey such as ungulates.

Social behavior

These social animals live in packs. Both a male (alpha) and a female (luna) lead the group. A pack usually consists of a family in which hierarchy prevails. The size of the pack depends on the food supply.

To strengthen the bond between them in a group, they often howl in chorus. This enhances the group feeling. In addition, Hudson Bay Wolves howl in chorus to stay in contact with group mates. Other wolves can hear this howling from a distance of up to 8 kilometers. Of course, this depends on weather conditions and any obstacles. They also howl in chorus to let them know where their territory extends.

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