Steppe wolf

Steppe wolf

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Canis lupus campestris

The steppe wolf, also known as the Caspian Sea wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf native to the Caspian steppes, the steppe regions of the Caucasus, the lower Volga region, southern Kazakhstan north to the middle of the Emba, and the steppe regions of the lower European part of the former Soviet Union. It may also occur in northern Afghanistan and Iran and occasionally the steppe regions of Romania and Hungary. The German name is der Steppenwolf, from whence the novel by German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse got its name. Studies have shown that this type of wolf is known to carry rabies. Due to its close proximity to domestic animals, the need for a reliable vaccination is high.

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References

1. Steppe wolf Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppe_wolf

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