A Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) delivers live prey to a pup

L. David Mech


A two-year-old sibling Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) carefully captured an Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus) leveret alive on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, and delivered it alive to a pup 28–33 days old. This appears to be the first observation of a Gray Wolf delivering live prey to a pup.


Canis lupus; Gray Wolf; Arctic Hare; Lepus arcticus; learning; feeding; Ellesmere Island; Nunavut

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v128i2.1584

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