Archie

Archie

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wall sculpture upcycled materials; varnish glue The Arctic Wolf is native to some of the least inhabitable regions of our planet, the northernmost islands of the Canadian Arctic, where the ground is permanently frozen and the temperatures average -30°C (-22°F). Also known as white wolf or polar wolf, the arctic wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf. These wolves do not usually fear humans, likely because humans are rarely present in their habitat. Their double layered fur is waterproof and insulating, thick and white. Little is known about the arctic wolves’ movement patterns. They seem to migrate during the polar night in the winter, despite their ability to tolerate a complete darkness lasting almost half a year. Arctic wolves are quite small in statue, reaching 3-6 feet in length including tail, and weighing 75-150 lbs. Their primary diet is muskoxen, and they consume 20 lbs of meat or more per meal. The wolves live in packs of 5 – 8, and no more than 20 members, using various types of growls and tail positions to communicate. Only the leaders of the pack mate, typically producing 2-3 pups each spring. Pups are fully dependent on their mother until the age of 3 months when they join their pack. Arctic wolf is the only subspecies of wolves not currently threatened. They used to be hunted for their fur by the European commercial hunters in the past, but it’s no longer the case today. The rapid climate changes in the Arctic region and the growing industrial development threaten the food sources of their prey, leading to decline in its numbers. At present time the population of arctic wolves is large enough to keep them off the endangered species list. The name Archie is of German origin, and its meaning is "truly brave"