Iberian wolf

Iberian wolf

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Canis lupus signatus

The Iberian wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf. It inhabits the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, which includes northern Portugal and northwestern Spain. It is home to 2,200-2,700 wolves which have been isolated from mixing with other wolf populations for over a century. They form the largest wolf population in Western Europe. Due to population controls and damage to livestock, Iberian wolves are, as of today, the only Western European subspecies of wolf whose hunting remains legal, yet only in Spain. Nonetheless, very few hunting permits are given every year, strictly north of the Douro river. Along with the difficulty of their hunt by virtue of their vigilant nature and the rarity of their sightings, they are strongly desired by many European hunters as a big-game trophy.

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Iberian wolf habitat map

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Seasonal behavior

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References

1. Iberian wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_wolf

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