One giant paw-print stirs an age-old debate: how big can a wolf be?
Maclean's | February 22, 2021
Wildlife officer Ron Doctor discovered giant, 7.5 inch wolf tracks in the snow one December morning as he was driving through the Northwest Territories. The space between tracks measured roughly six or seven feet. Doctor resides in Tulita, a hamlet located at the junction of the Great Bear River and the Mackenzie River. Some of North America's biggest gray wolves call the Mackenzie River Basin home, and it is also known as the territory of the Amarok, a massive wolf in Inuit mythology. The tracks point to the presence of an unusually large specimen. Dean Chuff, a regional biologist working in the Northwest Territories, says that “If you’ve got wolves, you’ve got real wilderness.” In other words, wolves are the sign of "a thriving ecosystem."
Learn more about the tracks discovered by Ron Doctor here: https://www.macleans.ca/society/environment/one-giant-paw-print-stirs-an-age-old-debate-how-big-can-a-wolf-be/