Saturday, May 28, 2011

Indian Wolf

Indian wolf inhabits western India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and southern Israel and it is a sub species of grey wolf. Though the population of this species is increasing in some parts of the country, it is an endangered species in some other parts. As per the facts and information from the wildlife conservation, there are only 2000-3000 Indian Wolves in the wild. So the species is in deep crisis and facing extinction.

Scientific Name of Indian Wolf

Canis lupus pallipes

Features and Facts of Indian Wolf


  • Size: 3 feet in length and 26 inches high

  • Weight: 38.5 kilograms

  • Population: Approx. 2000-3000

  • Status: Endangered

Conservation of Indian Wolf

Extensive hunting and habitat loss decrease the size of the population of Indian Wolf. It is hunted for skin and body parts and also for protecting the children and agriculture. The conservation of Indian Wolf is trapped in the red tapism of ethics and politics. However, some private organisations have taken active measurers to protect this species from extinction.

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

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