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Study: Himalayan wolves appear to be a distinct species

Himalayan wolves live at high altitudes across northern India, China and Nepal, prey on gazelles in addition to rodents and have a distinctive howl, all of which sets them apart from neighboring gray wolves that live at lower altitudes. A study in the Journal of Biogeography found Himalayan wolves also have specialized genes that enable high-altitude survival, and scientists say the wolves should be considered a distinct species.

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