gray wolf


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gray wolf

n.
A large wolf (Canis lupus) found in northern regions of North America and Eurasia, having fur that ranges in color from white to gray to almost black. Also called timber wolf.
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gray′ wolf′


n.
a large canid, Canis lupus, of the N Hemisphere, with a gray, blackish, or whitish coat, living and hunting in packs.
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Noun1.gray wolf - a wolf with a brindled grey coat living in forested northern regions of North Americagray wolf - a wolf with a brindled grey coat living in forested northern regions of North America
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
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It was a divided cage, and a monkey, poking through the bars and around the partition, had had its paw seized by a big gray wolf who was trying to pull it off by main strength.
"If I hadn't been thrown out I wouldn't have seen the stars, nor the big gray wolf."
The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf.
Buldeo, who was still stooping over Shere Khan's head, found himself sprawling on the grass, with a gray wolf standing over him, while Mowgli went on skinning as though he were alone in all India.
Malloy said that delisting the wolf must be a decision based on biological factors, not political ones, and must include the entire Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf population, not just selected parts.
Fish & Wildlife Service last week to replace the prominent photograph of an endangered Mexican gray wolf on its website because the animal was trapped and inadvertently killed by the agency.
The gray wolf's recovery has been dramatic, but it was still somewhat of a surprise when Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton announced last July that the gray wolf in the mid-western and eastern U.S.
The status of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is currently under review.
Dire wolves, an ice age predator larger than today's gray wolf, appear to have been scavenged less often than the saber-toothed cats.
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) On April 1, a steadily growing gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes states and a highly successful reintroduction program in the northern Rocky Mountains prompted us to change the status of gray wolves in these areas from endangered to the less serious category of threatened under the ESA.
By traditional definition, a species does not interbreed with other species, yet the red wolf can breed and produce healthy offspring with both the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and the coyote (Canus latran).
In the official recovery plan for the gray wolf, there are standards that are set up that have to be met so you can proceed with delisting.