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Manitoba at a glance

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

Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf, loup (French)
Latin Name: Canis lupus

great plains wolf

great plains wolf

Northwestern wolf

Northwestern wolf

Gray Wolf Region 1
Common Names: great plains wolf, timber wolf
Location: Southeast portion of province
Gray Wolf Region 2
Common Name: northwestern wolf, western wolf
Location: Most of province





Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 4,000 – 6,000 (2013)
Population trend: Stable
Legal status: The wolf is a game species throughout the region



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