Grey Wolf (Canis lupis)
On exhibit: Kaja and Kenai are our mating pair. Kaja is 9 years old and Kenai 7. They have had several litters of pups in their years here at the New York State Zoo.
Average wild life span: 8-12 years
Height: 2-3 feet at shoulder
Average weight: males 120 lbs (54 kg), females 100 lbs (45 kg)
New York State status: Extirpated. Wolves were once common in New York State. Human population growth and persecution of predator species harmed wolf populations, and now there are no known populations in the Eastern US.
The Grey Wolf exhibit a the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park is sponsored by: