Learn About Takelma

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 15-18yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 7yrs
  • Length: 4-9ft
  • Weight: 55-130lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Canada, Alaska, Great Lakes, Northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest
  • Habitat in the Wild: contiguous forest and/or mountainous terrain
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: large game
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, venison, elk, chicken, beef
    • Gender: Male
    • Birth: 2017
    • Arrival: 2017

Takelma and his half-sister Rogue came to Wildlife Images in 2017 at just 12-weeks-old. The pair are high content wolf-dog hybrids. This means they look and act much more like wolves than domestic dogs.   

True to his wolf heritage – Takelma is a shy guy.  He is usually the last in the pack to check something new out and can often be seen peeking around a tree at new visitors. Despite his hesitation, Takelma is smart, trains well, and often initiates a behavior before it’s requested. Takelma’s black coat may make him look similar to Argo, but his higher content breeding is apparent in the snout, ears, and tail.