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Indian Gray Wolf

Indian Gray Wolf:

The Indian gray wolf has recently been sighted in the confines of National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The last sightings were reported during ‘Operation Bhediya’ carried out between 1997 and 2000 to map the canines’ footprint in Chambal.
  • Scientific Name: Canis lupus pallipes
  • Conservation Status
    • IUCN: Least Concern
    • Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972: Schedule I
    • CITES : Appendix 1
  • National Chambal Sanctuary, is also known as the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • NCS is located on the Chambal River near the tri-point of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.