Wolves of the World
Canada at a glance
Canada supports potentially the largest gray wolf population in the world. Russia may have more but counts are not exact. Wolf habitat is diverse in this large country where, historically, wolves ranged in most areas. Currently, wolves in Canada occupy approximately 85 percent of their historic range (range lines not depicted). The 15 percentage without wolves is primarily near the southern border, except near Lake Superior where wolves still live. See individual provinces.
Potential species 2 designation under debate by the scientific community:
C. lupus and the potential C. lycaon are indistinguishable from each other physically, behaviorally and ecologically. The only way to tell the difference between them is a genetic test and comparison.
Location: Great Lakes Area of United States and Canada, Southeastern Canada
Gray Wolf Region 1
Gray Wolf Region 2
Gray Wolf Region 3
Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Most recent data available: 2013
Recovery & Management
Scientific articles related to Canada.