The Canadian MacKenzie Valley Wolf, or Northwestern Wolf, was classified as a Grey wolf subspecies in 1829 (1). They are a migratory species, with sparse populations scattered around the Great Slave Lake region and western Boreal forests of Northern Canada.
The MacKenzie Valley wolf is a large powerful animal, that can reach a top speed of 40 miles per hour, and has a migratory range of up to 70 miles per day. Though current populations of the wolves are inconclusive, it is estimated that no more than 1200 wolves remain due to over hunting.
The MacKenzie Valley wolf is currently on Canada’s endangered species list (2), and one more reason that we must support the preservation of these animals.