Artic Wolves (Canis lupus arctos) are very well adapted to their environment. They have pure white fur which helps them blend into their surroundings. They live in the Polar Climate. Since snow and ice are hard to dig through, the Arctic wolf may make its den in a rocky outcropping. The scarcity of prey in

An Arctic wolf

the arctic makes these wolves claim a much larger territory of well over 1000 square miles, much larger than their southern relatives. These wolves will eat Musk Oxen and Arctic Hare, but they will enjoy Peary Caribou, ptarmigan, lemmings, seals, and nesting birds when they find them.

Depending on where they live, they average 100 - 175 lb and are typically 5 - 7 feet long from nose to tail tip.

Arctic Wolves are often a little smaller than their southern relatives to allow them to travel longer distances and survive on scraps.  They have about half as many pups as their southern relatives, as well.  They have smaller packs, as hunting is hard to manage in a Polar Climate.  

Their gestation is 63 days and their pups are born blind and deaf.