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Black Wolf

A black wolf is a melanistic colour variant of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Black specimens are recorded among red wolves (Canis lupus rufus), but these color v...
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A black wolf is a melanistic colour variant of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Black specimens are recorded among red wolves (Canis lupus rufus), but these color variants are probably extinct. Genetic research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles revealed that wolves with black pelts owe their distinctive coloration to a mutation which occurred in domestic dogs, and was carried to wolves through wolf-dog hybridization.
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RavenWolf724
 
RavenWolf724 October 22, 2017
Wolves are my weakness. Wonderful shot
rwgrayfox PRO
 
rwgrayfox October 24, 2017
Great capture
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry October 29, 2017
Love it
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