The Black Wolf is a melanistic colour variant of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Genetic research has shown that wolves with black pelts owe their distinctive coloration to a mutation which occurred in domestic dogs, and was carried to wolves through wolf-dog hybridisation.
The Grey Wolf. A species of canid native to the wilderness & remote areas of North America, Eurasia, & North Africa, it is a social animal, travelling in nuclear families consisting of a mated pair, accompanied by the pair's adult offspring. It is the sole ancestor of the dog, which was first domesticated in the Middle East. Dogs are the wolf's closest relative (the genetic divergence between gray wolves & dogs is only 1.8%, as opposed to over 4% between gray wolves, Ethiopian wolves…
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