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Nearly a third of coastal wolves in Alaska are eating sea otters


A grey wolf hunting pacific salmon

A grey wolf hunting pacific salmon

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Wolves living on the south-west coast of Alaska are increasingly eating sea otters. Other marine species also form a significant part of the animals’ diet, suggesting Alaskan wolves have a more flexible diet than previously thought.

Grey wolves (Canis lupus) typically eat large hoofed animals like deer, elk or moose, but they have been expanding their diet in recent years. Experts and locals already knew that wolves living along the coast occasionally picked off sea otters, but last year researchers reported for the first …

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