There are approximately 400-1,100 wolves living in the Himalayan Region and 4,000-6,000 wolves in the Peninsular Region. Wolves in the Himalayan Region prefer colder, steeper habitats while those in the Peninsular Region are mostly found in agropastoral areas that have less forest density (approximately 280,400km²).
Is the Indian wolf endangered?
The Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), is an endangered species in Schedule I of Indian wildlife according to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. It is also in appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Do wolves live in India?
“The wolf in India is the same species as the ones in Minnesota, Canada, or anywhere.” Listed as “least concern” by the IUCN, wolves are doing OK in India, where they live scattered across more rural areas of the country.
Is Wolf legal in India?
They are protected in the country of their origin but not in India. That’s why it is not illegal to keep them as pets here.” Secondly, some species are not suited for our climate, so keeping them as pets is just cruel.