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Alberta at a glance

Extensive wolf populations have continued to exist across Alberta since before European settlement in North America. Main prey for wolves there are moose, caribou, bighorn sheep, deer, beaver, mountain goat and elk.

Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf, western wolf, loup (French)
Latin Name: Canis lupus
Common Names: northwestern wolf, Rocky Mountain wolf

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 7,000 (2013)
Population trend: Increasing
Legal status: The wolf is a game species throughout the region



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