Weight Changes in Wild Wolves, Canis lupus, from Ages 2 to 24 Months

L. David Mech

Abstract


Weights of 118 female and 141 male Minnesota Wolves (Canis lupus) aged 2-24 months increased almost linearly from about 8 kg for females and 10 kg for males at 3 months to 30 kg for females and 32 kg for males at 10-12 months and then tended to increase much more slowly in an overall curvilinear trend. Considerable variation was apparent for both sexes during their first year.

Keywords


Wolves; Canis lupus; weights; growth; development; Minnesota

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v122i2.580



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