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Yukon Territory at a glance

Extensive wolf populations have continued to exist across the Yukon Territory since before European settlement in North America. Main prey for wolves there are moose, caribou, bighorn sheep, deer, beaver, mountain goat and elk. Wolf range is 100 percent of the map shown.

Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus
Common Name: northwestern wolf

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 4,500-5,000 (2013)
Population trend: Stable
Legal status: The wolf is a game species throughout the region


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