timber wolf

plural timber wolves

Definition of timber wolf

: gray wolf especially : a gray wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) originally of the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada but with a range in the U.S. now restricted to Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin : eastern timber wolf

Examples of timber wolf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moose, black bear, beaver and timber wolf can be seen in the greater Ely region. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 With a gestation of 64 days, timber wolf pups arrive in Minnesota around the last week of April. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021 Tongass is also home to Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, and a subspecies of timber wolf called the Alexander Archipelago wolf. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Oct. 2020 While touring, we were treated to the impressive call-and-answer howls of Little Girl (a timber wolf) and Jake (a wolfdog). Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2020 The sanctuary houses 54 wolves and wolfdogs rescued from across the country, including gray wolves and timber wolves (a subspecies of gray wolf). Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2020 Federal protections were first put in place in 1967 for two other subspecies of wolves, the red wolf and the eastern timber wolf, said USFWS. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2019 In a reflection of advances in wildlife management, the 2018 Sports Show will offer something that was impossible for most the 20th century - a panel of experts to discuss Wisconsin timber wolf management. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Mar. 2018 Sometimes Rom sees moose, otters, timber wolves or black bears. Reid Forgrave, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of timber wolf

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Timber wolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20wolf. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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