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  1. timber wolf, grey wolf, gray wolf, Canis lupusnoun

    a wolf with a brindled grey coat living in forested northern regions of North America

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  1. canis lupus

    The wolf (Canis lupus; PL: wolves), also known as the gray wolf or grey wolf, is a large canine native to Eurasia and North America. More than thirty subspecies of Canis lupus have been recognized, and gray wolves, as popularly understood, comprise wild subspecies. The wolf is the largest extant member of the family Canidae. It is also distinguished from other Canis species by its less pointed ears and muzzle, as well as a shorter torso and a longer tail. The wolf is nonetheless related closely enough to smaller Canis species, such as the coyote and the golden jackal, to produce fertile hybrids with them. The banded fur of a wolf is usually mottled white, brown, gray, and black, although subspecies in the arctic region may be nearly all white. Of all members of the genus Canis, the wolf is most specialized for cooperative game hunting as demonstrated by its physical adaptations to tackling large prey, its more social nature, and its highly advanced expressive behaviour including individual or group howling. It travels in nuclear families consisting of a mated pair accompanied by their offspring. Offspring may leave to form their own packs on the onset of sexual maturity and in response to competition for food within the pack. Wolves are also territorial, and fights over territory are among the principal causes of wolf mortality. The wolf is mainly a carnivore and feeds on large wild hooved mammals as well as smaller animals, livestock, carrion, and garbage. Single wolves or mated pairs typically have higher success rates in hunting than do large packs. Pathogens and parasites, notably rabies virus, may infect wolves. The global wild wolf population was estimated to be 300,000 in 2003 and is considered to be of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Wolves have a long history of interactions with humans, having been despised and hunted in most pastoral communities because of their attacks on livestock, while conversely being respected in some agrarian and hunter-gatherer societies. The wolf is also considered the ancestor of the domestic dog. Although the fear of wolves exists in many human societies, the majority of recorded attacks on people have been attributed to animals suffering from rabies. Wolf attacks on humans are rare because wolves are relatively few, live away from people, and have developed a fear of humans because of their experiences with hunters, farmers, ranchers, and shepherds.

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  1. canis lupus

    Canis lupus is the scientific name for the gray wolf, or simply wolf. It is the largest member of the Canidae family and is a social, carnivorous, and intelligent creature. Wolves are known for their prominent roles in various cultures, religions, and folklore. They are native to the wilderness and remote areas of various continents, including North America, Eurasia, and North Africa. Their physical characteristics can differ depending on their environment, but generally, they have dense fur ranging from white, brown, black, and gray, and they are known to communicate using howls.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canis lupus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canis lupus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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