- The first Indian grey wolf which was seen in Bangladesh in the eight decades has been beaten to death by farmers after preying on their livestock.
- The Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) is a subspecies of grey wolf that ranges from Southwest Asia to the Indian Subcontinent.
- It is intermediate in size between the Tibetan and Arabian wolf and lacks the former’s luxuriant winter coat due to it living in warmer conditions.
- It is considered that in Bangladesh,the grey wolf had existed until the 1940s in the northwest and southwest.But the Indian grey wolf has declined as a result of conflict with farmers on livestock predation.
- However,they still has a wide distribution range that extends from the Indian subcontinent to Israel.There are about 3,000 of the animals in India,some in captivity.
- The IUCN Redlist considering the wide distribution range of the subspecies has listed it as a species of least concern.
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