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New Grey Wolf Populations Found in Canada

posted Aug 5, 2014, 8:05 PM by chloe owens

6/10/14, by Zoe Gough, BBC Nature

New grey wolf populations found in Canada

Two distinct populations of grey wolves have been found living side-by-side in British Columbia, Canada.  The research built on the knowledge of indigenous people who had distinguished between the mainland “timber wolf” and island “coastal wolf.”  Scientists compared DNA from wolf feces to determine if the two groups were different.  They say their findings show that different environments can influence genetic changes.