Arctic wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf, are found in Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska and Greenland.

Because they make their home in extremely harsh, remote locations, wild Arctic wolves are rarely threatened by hunting and habitat destruction. Wolf pups in the Arctic face a hard life. Strong family bonds are key to their survival.

The information about the evolution of the Arctic Wolf continues to be debated among the experts. It is believed by most they that evolved from other types of canines more than 50 million years ago. It is also believed that due to the Ice Age some wolves ended up in this very cold region.

They were able to develop an anatomy that allowed them to adapt to the extremely cold temperatures. They also learned how to survive on fat stored in the body instead of needing food as often as other species of wolves do.


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