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Photographic evidences of Indian grey wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) in Sundargarh forest division, Odisha, India. PALEI, N., RATH, B., PALEI, H. and MISHRA, A.
The Indian grey wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) is a rare and lesser-known top predator in India. A rapid camera trapping survey was conducted to assess the large carnivores and their preys in the Sundargarh forest division, Odisha, India. Two individuals of Indian grey wolf were recorded during the survey offering the first photographic evidence of the Indian grey wolf outside protected areas of Odisha. This record increases knowledge on the distribution of the species. More extensive surveys are needed to understand the distribution and population dynamics of Indian grey wolf in the area. We provide photographic evidence of Indian grey wolves and highlight the importance of Odisha forest for species conservation.