Elders of the Heiltsuk First Nation along the B.C. central coast have long recognized the difference between coastal and inland grey wolves in their territory.
Now, new scientific evidence helps prove it.
A study by Victoria-based researchers, affirms genetic, ecological and behavioural differences between coastal and mainland wolves living in close proximity to each other.
The gray wolf ,The species ''Canis lupus'' also includes the domestic dog and the dingo , both of which are regarded as man-made variants. However, neither dogs nor dingoes are referred to as gray wolves. Throughout this article, the term "gray wolf" will be used to refer collectively to naturally occurring subspecies, especially the nominate subspecies, ''Canis lupus lupus''. also known as the timber wolf, western wolf,The term "western wolf" is primarily used by American taxonomists in distinguishing.. more