Alaskan Wolf Skull Replica
The Alaskan Gray Wolf, a large canine native to Eurasia and North America, is the largest extant member of its family. They are social animals that live in families consisting of a mated pair and their offspring. They communicate using body language, scent marking, and vocalization, including howling.
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Alaskan Wolf Skull Replica measures 11.2 inches. Alaskan Wolf Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of California Academy of Science specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Alaskan Wolf or Canis lupus pambasileus has a height of 33.5 in. and a male weight of 124 lb. and for females 85 lb. The most common color for this subspecies is tawny grey or tan, but can also range from white to black. The lifespan ranges from 4 to 10 years, the oldest being 12 years.
Average pack size is 7 to 9 wolves, but can vary; like other wolves, the pack consists of a mated pair and their offspring. The pair is usually the only ones that breed.
A wolf that has left its pack may travel up to 310.7 miles to breed. The minimum breeding age is 1 year, and the average litter size is 4–6 pups.
The diet of this wolf varies by region – moose is the main prey in southern Yukon, followed by Boreal woodland caribou and Dall sheep. Barren-ground caribou is main prey in the North Slope.
When hunting moose, wolves mainly kill calves and old moose when fleeing. Usually the hunting success rate for moose is 10% in one hunt, and a pack usually kill a moose every 5 to 6 days to eat for 2 – 3 days. Moose are more likely to stand their ground than caribou, which tend to flee, decreasing their survival rate.
Wolves usually kill a Caribou every 3 days during winter and eat for a day. Dall sheep are common prey in Kluane Game Sanctuary and National Park when moose and caribou are not available.
In pre-colonial Canada, the local Aboriginal population hunted this wolf for its fur. This continued into the 1800s, with colonists selling wolf furs to Aboriginal tribes in the area, who used them to line their clothing.
The first true mapping of the wolf population in the Yukon began in the 1950s and, subsequently, a program of wolf-poisoning began. This came about because of the public stigma regarding wolves during the time.
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