Updated March 2018

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Wolves have managed to adapt themselves to the most diverse of habitats. The largest wolf populations are found in Alaska, Canada, and Russia. In the Arctic Region wolves have longer fur that is lighter-colored. Sometimes it is even white which gives them the name White Wolves. This subspecies of wolf is distributed in the coldest regions of Eurasia, America, Siberia, Finland, the western islands of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, the Hudson bay and along the Mackenzie river. The White Wolf has been able to adapt itself to the most severe environmental conditions. In the icy tundra their usual prey are elk, caribou, and musk oxen.

A numerous group of White Wolves lives on Ellesmere Island in the Arctic Circle. This is a subspecies perfectly adapted to harsh climatic conditions. The young are born in summer and the adults catch hares, lemmings, seagulls, and musk oxen. Although their behavior and customs are similar to the rest of their relatives, they have the good fortune to live in practically unspoiled land with no human population.

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