Wouf

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Gray wouf
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Eurasian wouf (Canis lupus lupus), Polar Zoo, Norawa.
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Canis
Species: C. lupus
Binomial name
Canis lupus
Linnaeus, 1758 [2]
Subspecies

39 ssp., see Subspecies o Canis lupus

Range map. Green, present; reid, umwhile.

A wouf (Canis lupus) is sib tae a dug. The species wis the warld's maist widely distributit mammal but haes become extinct in hintle o Wastren Europe, in Mexico an hintle o the Unitit States. Wouves occur primarily but no exclusively in wilderness an remote auries. Their oreeginal warldwide range haes been reducit bi aboot ane-third bi deliberate persecution due tae depredation on livestock an fear o attacks on humans. Although the species still faces some threats, it is relatively widespread wi a stable population trend an haes therefore been assessed as Least Concern bi IUCN syne 2004.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mech, L.D., Boitani, L. (IUCN SSC Wolf Specialist Group) (2010). "Canis lupus". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  2. Linnæus, Carl (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I (in Latin) (10 ed.). Holmiæ (Stockholm): Laurentius Salvius. pp. 39–40. Retrieved 23 November 2012.