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Saskatchewan at a glance

Extensive wolf populations have continued to exist across Saskatchewan 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
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Region 1
Common Name: great plains wolf, timber wolf
Location: Southeast

Region 2
Common Name: northwestern wolf, western wolf
Location: Most of province

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 3,000+ (2013)
Population trend: Stable
Legal status: The wolf is a game species throughout the region



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