Wednesday, December 23, 2015


A beautiful tundra wolf, I think, from Finland. 

Photographed and published by Janne Harala
FI-2551781, sent by Maria.
The tundra wolf (Canis lupus albus), also known as the Turukhan wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf native to Eurasia's tundra and forest-tundra zones from Finland to the Kamchatka Peninsula.
The Finnish wolf population was hunted down in the 1920's. In 2012, there were about 180 - 200 wolves living in Finland. This population is a part of a large Russian wolf population. In the whole Russia there are about 30 000 wolves, but just across the border, in Karelia, only about 350 individuals. 

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