Vancouver Island Wolf

An endangered species, and as it's name would suggest, the Vancouver Island Wolf (Canis lupus crassodon) is endemic to Vancouver Island, found in British Columbia, Canada. It is a subspecies of grey wolf, and a very social one at that. Their packs of 5 to 35 individuals will commonly socialize with other wolves. They do however keep away from human civilization and are rarely seen by people.

Vancouver Island Wolves weigh about 60kg, grow to 30-32 inches high, 4-5 feet long and are considered medium-sized wolves. They hunt elk and the Columbian black-tailed deer for food. Completely white Vancouver Island Wolves exist, but they are usually black, grey, and brown.

Vancouver Island wolf Taxonomical Classification

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae
  • Genus: Canis
  • Species: C. lupus
  • Subspecies: C. l. crassodon
  • Trinomial name: Canis lupus crassodon