Wolf of a different colour

  title={Wolf of a different colour},
  author={P. Hedrick},
  • P. Hedrick
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Heredity
  • W olf individuals and populations have a striking variety of colours, ranging from white in arctic regions to black in some forested areas of western Canada and Alaska. The white colour in regions with ice and snow has long been suggested to be adaptive, concealing coloration to aid successful survival and predation. Similarly, some researchers have suggested that black colour is adaptive in forested areas with low light. In most mammals, black colour is the result of pigment type-switching to… CONTINUE READING
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