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Arctic Wolf (Canis Lupus arctos)

Arctic wolves are a subspecies of grey wolves and live in groups called packs. They are well equipped to handle temperatures as low as -51C (-60F) as they have a double-layer thick white coat, rounded ears and a shorter muzzle and legs to reduce heat loss.

 

Seen at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove, B.C. (09-08-28-4296)

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Taken on August 28, 2009