Indian Wolf

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Indian Wolf

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Character Data
Japanese Name: インドオオカミ
Romanised Name: Indo ookami
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Canis lupus pallipes
Distribution: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: Unknown
Read More: Indian wolf
Conservation Status:  ?
Indian Wolf Nexon Game

Indian Wolf is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

In Real Life

The Indian wolf is a subspecies of the Grey wolf that ranges from Southwest Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. It is medium in size and lacks a luxuriant winter coat due to it living in warmer conditions. Indian wolves have short, thin fur in summer, though the hair on the back remains long even in summer. It is suggested that it's an adaptation against solar radiation. The fur is generally greyish-red to reddish-white with grey tones. The hairs are grizzled with black, particularly on the back, which sports a dark V-shaped patch around the shoulders. The limbs are paler than the body, and the underparts are almost completely white. Pups are born sooty-brown, with a milk-white patch on the chest that fades with age. Indian wolves are found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and Syria. They live in open grasslands, thorn forests, and scrublands.

The habits of these animals are similar to those of other Grey wolf subspecies. However, Indian wolves generally live in smaller packs rarely exceeding 6-8 individuals. They are also relatively less vocal and have rarely been known to howl. Indian wolves are territorial and hunt during the night. Each member of the pack will hunt for its own food, however, when targeting big prey such as antelopes, they prefer to hunt in pairs. One wolf usually is acting as a decoy while the other attacks from behind. Indian wolves are carnivores that prey mainly on antelopes, rodents, hares, and raccoons.

Trivia

  • Indian wolves take a central role in Rudyard Kipling's series "The Jungle Book", in which a pack of wolves adopts the feral child Mowgli, and teaches him how to survive in the jungle. They also protect him from the Bengal tiger Shere Khan and the marauding dhole.
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