The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir


Ecoregions of Nunavut

Northern Canadian Shield taiga, Baffin coastal tundra, Davis Highlands tundra, High Arctic tundra, Low Arctic tundra, Middle Arctic tundra

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) ᐊᒪᕈᖅ, amaruq)
Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Alaskan Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus tundrarum)
Great Plains Wolf (Canis lupus nubilus)
Hudson Bay Wolf (Canis lupus hudsonicus)

Population Statistics [Approximate; 5000-6000]

Legal Status; Game Species

Nunavut Department of Environment
Natural Resources Canada
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI)
Nunavut Wolf Factt Sheet


Nunavut / Canadian News Resources & Publications
CBC North Nunavut
Nunatsiaq Online (Nunavut)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Nunavut

Journal Articles

“They Taste like Tuurngait”: Wolves and How Nunavut Elders See Them. Laugrand F. Arctic Anthropology. 2020 Feb

Extinguishing a Learned Response in a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) LD Mech – The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 2017

Gray wolf (Canis lupus) movements and behavior around a kill site and implications for GPS collar studies. Mech LD. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 2012 Aug

Movements of wolves at the northern extreme of the species’ range, including during four months of darkness. Mech LD, Cluff HD. PloS one. 2011 Oct

Foraging behaviours and diets of wolves in the Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary, Nunavut, Canada. Wiebe N, Samelius G, Alisauskas RT, Bantle JL, Bergman C, De Carle R, Hendrickson CJ, Lusignan A, Phipps KJ, Pitt J. Arctic. 2009 Nov

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

Leadership in Wolf, Canis lupus, Packs; LD Mech – 2000

Regurgitative food transfer among wild wolves; LD Mech, PC Wolf, JM Packard – Canadian Journal of …, 1999




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