The Tibetan Wolf Canis lupus chanco Gray (Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae) in northeastern India with a recent sighting from northern Sikkim, India

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Anwaruddin Choudhury


The Tibetan Wolf Canis lupus chanco which is a relatively rarer subspecies of the wolf C. lupus occurs in Sikkim in North-east India with unconfirmed reports from Arunachal Pradesh. Its range in Sikkim is in the high elevation areas. There are very few sighting records from the state. This article reports an observation made recently between Thangu and Gyagong or Gogong in North Sikkim district at 4,250m elevation on 17 April 2014. Presence of feral dogs are threats to the Wolf as well as its prey base. 


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