Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories / Nunavut / Yukon / British Columbia / Alberta / Saskatchewan / Manitoba / Ontario / Quebec / Labrador & Newfoundland / Nova Scotia

Wood Buffalo National Park

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Northwestern Wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis)
-syn, Mackenzie River wolf (Canis lupus mackenzii)
-syn. Hudson Bay wolf (Canis lupus hudsonicus)
Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Boreal Wolf hybrid (Canis lupus x Canis lycaon)?

Population Statistics [Approximate: 4000-5000]

Legal Status; Game species.

Government of Canada Species at Risk Public Registry
Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

Northwest Territories / Canadian News Resources & Publications
CTV News (Canada)
HUFF POST Canada (Canada)
CBC North (Northwest Territories)


Journal Articles

Intrapopulation variability in wolf diet revealed using a combined stable isotope and fatty acid approach Sean A. O’Donovan, Suzanne M. Budge, Keith A. Hobson, Allicia P. Kelly, Andrew E. Derocher; First published: 19 September 2018

Den site selection of wolves (Canis lupus) in response to declining caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) density in the central Canadian Arctic
MR Klaczek, CJ Johnson, HD Cluff – Polar Biology, 2015 – Springe

Diet of Arctic Wolves on Banks and Northwest Victoria Islands, 1992-2001. Larter NC. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories; 2013

Prey specialization may influence patterns of gene flow in wolves of the Canadian Northwest. Carmichael LE, Nagy JA, Larter NC, Strobeck C. Molecular Ecology. 2001 Dec

Movement patterns of barren-ground wolves in the central Canadian Arctic. Walton LR, Cluff HD, Paquet PC, Ramsay MA. Journal of Mammalogy. 2001 Aug

Sexual dimorphism in wolves (Canis lupus) of the Keewatin District, Northwest territories, Canada. Hillis TL, Mallory FF. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1996 Apr

Winter food habits and foodchain transfer of metals in wolves (Canis lupus) of the Keewatin District, Northwest Territories. Lamothe, A.R., 1994.

Distribution of wolf dens on migratory caribou ranges in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Heard DC, Williams TM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1992 Aug

Helminths of wolves, Canis lupus L., in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Choquette LP, Gibson GG, Kuyt E, Pearson AM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1973 Oct

Feeding ecology of wolves on barren-ground caribou range in the Northwest Territories. Kuyt, E., 1969.