Himalayan Wolf

Himalayan Wolf is a critically endangered species of india. Morphologically it resembles Tibetan Wolf and is an isolated group of a small population of about 350 animals.

Himalayan Wolf Scientific Name


Canis himalayensis

Himalayan Wolf Features and Facts


-Belongs to the most ancient wolf lineage ever recorded in human history
-Has distinctly different mitochondrial DNA than the Tibetan wolf
-Found only in the Indian subcontinent
-Sub-species of gray wolf
-Body color is light tan bordering on gray
-Found in Jammu Kashmir, Nepal, and Himalayas. Also identified in China and Mongolia
-Lives in smaller pack size and may have only six to eight members
-Small and medium sized animals
-Feeds on rodents and rabbits

Himalayan Wolf Conservation Measures

Conservation methods of this rare special include captive breeding. A total number of 21 Himalayan wolves are being preserved in four of the different Zoological Parks of India located in the Trans-Himalayan habitat.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag