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An Example of Endurance in an Old Wolf, Canis lupus

by

L. David Mech1


An 11 to 13-year-old Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos) was observed chasing a young Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus) for 6 to 7 minutes and catching it. This provides an example of the degree of endurance of which an old wolf is capable.

Key words: Wolf, Canis lupus, Arctic Hare, Lepus arcticus, endurance, predation, hunting behavior, caching


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication LDM0158):
Mech, L. David.  1997.  An example of endurance in an old wolf, Canis 
     lupus.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 111(4):654-655.
This resource should be cited as:
Mech, L. David.  1997.  An example of endurance in an old wolf, Canis 
     lupus.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 111(4):654-655.  Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/enduex/index.htm 
     (Version 16MAR2000).

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1 Biological Resources Division, U. S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 11510 American Holly Drive, Laurel, Maryland 20708. Mailing address: North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
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