Fish eating Wolves merit protection

Coastal Wolves

They have red-tinted hair instead of grey, eat fish along with meat and love to island-hop.

That makes coastal wolves, found from Vancouver Island to southern Alaska, unique in behaviour, looks, diet and genetic makeup, an international study has found.

“They are like no other wolves. The genetic differences are striking and their ecology is very, very different. It’s so cool,” said Chris Darimont, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose UVic doctorate is on wolf populations.

Source: The Vancouver Sun – read whole story.

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