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Countries with the Most Wolves

Try to name the countries of the world that have at least 2,000 wolves.
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First submittedJune 14, 2017
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Wolves
Country
> 60,000
Canada
30,000
Kazakhstan
25,000 – 30,000
Russia
10,000 – 20,000
Mongolia
< 18,000
United States
12,500
China
7,000
Turkey
4,000
Kyrgyzstan
Wolves
Country
2,000
Italy
2,000 – 3,000
Spain
2,500
Poland
2,500
Romania
2,000
Ukraine
2,000
Uzbekistan
1,500 – 2,000
Belarus
88 Comments
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Level 59
Jun 14, 2017
Very interesting!
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2017
Yes, very. I think once I got Kazakhstan, I began to guess all of the Middle Eastern countries I never would have got.
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Level 48
Sep 16, 2017
I would not say Kazakhstan is in the middle east.
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Level 51
Sep 27, 2017
he never said it was in the middle east... it inspired him to guess countries in the middle east
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
Well the "once" does sort of implies it. Now if he had said "after" it would have been more ambiguous. He could have meant either though.
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Level 82
Nov 27, 2022
There's literally only one country in the Middle East on this list.
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2023
Looks like a conflation of Middle East and Muslim.
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Level 68
Jun 14, 2017
Dang I guessed Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan but not the others. I'm not any expert, but I would have thought that Norway, Sweden, or Finland would have been on the list. Good quiz.
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Level 57
Sep 13, 2017
we also have some in Denmark
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Level 70
Jan 8, 2023
In Greenland, or in continental Denmark?
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Level 71
Jan 9, 2023
They have a few in some places in Jutland I think. I'm not sure if they're permanent populations or if they migrate from Germany.

I could be wrong but I don't think Greenland's ecology is suitable for a land mammal of that size.

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Level 46
Jan 10, 2023
The population of wolves in Denmark is permanent, but they came from Germany origanally.

There are musko ox in Greenland, therefore big mammals can live there. But I'm sure if wolves ever lived there.

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Level 71
Sep 13, 2017
Sadly we have only about a 100 wolves in Sweden.
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2017
I'm wondering what country has the most werewolves. I should do some research on it.
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Level 52
Sep 13, 2017
It's hard to say how many wolves are in Finland because they come and go to Russia all the time.
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
Yeah I gave up on guessing -stans way too early.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
Wow at norway.... I just read the article where they planned to kill 48 of the total amount of 67 wolves that live in norway... crazy, are those last 20 symbolic or something, jsut so they could say but we didnt killt hem all?. Even more crazy, a year before that 11.000 hunters had been granted a license to kill 16 wolves.. ( so could be thousands more unlicensed hunters) so about 700 hunters per wolf!!

Madness..

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Level 76
Jun 27, 2020
That is strange for country who wants to be so environmentally friendly.
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Level 51
Jul 16, 2020
there are definitely more wolves than that in Norway, and the wolves are being hunted because they kill the sheep, and give farmers a hard time.
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Level 69
Jan 8, 2023
Correct. Sweden is currently in the midst of an absurd wolf hunt to exterminate 150 of only 300 wolves that exist here--in europe's 4th largest country that is mostly uninhabited, in direct violation of the EU protected species act.
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Level 49
Jun 14, 2017
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2017
Are your type ins for the 4,000 answer harsher than other quizes or have I just managed to spell it horribly badly multiple times?
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2017
Normal type-ins are used. To get it correct, you need to type "Kyrg" or "Kirg" followed by any combination of letters, then ending in "stan".
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Level 51
Sep 13, 2017
Wow. You really weren't kidding. I typed in "Kyrgloopwarsawlollupshallupsherlockholmspalindromestan" to test this out and it worked.
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Level 46
Dec 6, 2019
OMG it does work ^^
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2022
Actually, the correct spelling is "Kyrgloopwarsawlollupshallupsherlockholmespalindromestan". You left out an "e".
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2017
Is it only about Grey Wolves? There are other types of wolves as well - coyotes, Ethiopian wolves, etc.
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Level 74
Jul 16, 2017
Coyotes aren't wolves, friend.
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2017
they have started interbreeding in my area and now we have "coywolves"
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Level 63
Jun 30, 2020
No, they really aren't. Just like a dog isn't. They're all canines and related but not the same.
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Level 77
Jul 16, 2020
Strictly speaking, "wolf" by itself refers to Canis Lupus, also known as the gray wolf. There are other members of Canis that have "wolf" in their names, like the Ethiopian wolf or the African golden wolf, but they're not quite the same thing.
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Level 50
Nov 27, 2022
I second this. This should be clarified in the caveats. There are several species of animal which are commonly called wolf. To make matters more complicated, whether or not certain types are subspecies of the gray wolf or separate species is debated. But, there are at least 3 different animals called wolves: the gray wolf, the African wolf, and the Ethiopian wolf. The red wolf, the eastern wolf, the Himalayan wolf, and the Indian wolf are either subspecies of the gray wolf or separate species.
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2017
Some surprises here. I thought for sure it would have included Romania, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, but it didn't. Very surprised about Turkey and Iran being on the list.
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2020
They've got lots of mountains where is quite cold and makes it a perfect enviroment and climate for wolves
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Level 72
Jul 16, 2020
Well, Romania IS there...
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Level 74
Feb 7, 2021
When @emwcee first took the quiz, presumably Romania was NOT on the quiz.
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Level 37
Sep 13, 2017
interesting quiz! Guessed Russia first and started assuming all of the countries where in Asia/northern hemisphere. Managed to get all with 54 seconds left, iran was probably the hardest to guess. Great quiz
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Level 84
Sep 13, 2017
Turkey in wolf seemed more likely than wolf in Turkey. Ya learn something new every day.
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Level 86
Sep 13, 2017
This comment made my day. +1
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2023
I'm sure both often happen at the same time!
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Level 61
Sep 13, 2017
So, Mowgli being raised by wolves in India isn't very accurate?
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Level 89
Sep 13, 2017
According to Wikipedia, India has a decreasing population of 1,000 wolves. And they're all legally protected. So I guess it could still be true.
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Level 77
Jul 16, 2020
It was probably more likely to be true when the stories were written.
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Level 70
Sep 13, 2017
Turkey cuz the Grey Wolves
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Level 70
Sep 13, 2017
CCC TURKIYE SUPERGUC
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Level 56
Sep 13, 2017
Who counted these wolves? Nice job
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Level 64
Sep 13, 2017
100%!!!!!!!!! Drop that hundo!
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Level 49
Sep 13, 2017
I was quite surprise how on point my guesses were for this one. I just thought about climate, terrain, percentage of arable land and population. I did type a few Nordic countries initially.
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2017
I like wolves
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Level 86
Nov 1, 2018
The southern hemisphere: not big on wolves.
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Level 91
Mar 27, 2019
The southern hemisphere is also not big on land. Only about 19% of the hemisphere is land, and nearly 30% of the land is Antarctica, and 18% Australia, both of which have no wolves.
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Level 27
Mar 30, 2020
I would have guessed Denmark, I'm no expert...but I'm kind of surprised it's not on there.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
Interesting that people mention denmark (over other candidates) since 10 years ago it had none (maybe that is why, here in the netherlands we didnt just to have any either, but last few years they are continuously in the news, because of some sightings, which is a big deal all of a sudden, so might make people think we are overrun with woves or something haha)
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Level 63
Jun 30, 2020
It's hard to say how many Greenland wolves there are because of the remoteness they live in. If that's why you were thinking Denmark.
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Level 69
Jan 19, 2022
Why Denmark? It's a small and pretty urbanised country with few wilderness areas, unless you count Greenland, which is mostly ice sheet and thus not suitable for sustaining a large mammal population.
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
Got 100% but it was anything but easy. Got canada last.. and had forgotten about the stans for a while, couldnt figure out what I was missing..
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Level 93
Jun 27, 2020
Interesting that Spain is on the list, but no other country between it and easternEurope/Russia. Do they have some unique subspecies there?

Ok, just googled it. according to wiki - "The Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) also known as Spanish wolf, is a proposed subspecies of grey wolf that inhabits the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula . . ."

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Level 83
Jun 27, 2020
Spain has a bit lower population density than other big countries, that might help.
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2020
Yes, there is a sub-species as you mentioned, and they're very different from the grey wolf more common in Europe. Much smaller.
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Level 58
Jul 16, 2020
Spain has campaigns for reintroducing the wolf. It's heavyly protected.
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Level 78
Jun 27, 2020
There is talk of reintroducing wolves to the Highlands of Scotland. Beavers have already been reintroduced.
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Level 93
Jul 8, 2020
surprised hungary is not on here, I heard hungary likes the wolf.
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Level 89
Jul 16, 2020
Bah da bah ba dum dum. Tiss.
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
I tried that too.
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Level 45
Jul 16, 2020
Blimey! Spain...must be timeshare sellers.
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2020
Very interesting quiz but I thought it was way too little time.
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Level 72
Jul 16, 2020
Yes. Please allow enough time for us to guess every single country so we can get our 5 points. I don't like to learn stuff or actually earn rewards.
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Level 69
Jul 16, 2020
Did the Nordic countries kill all their wolves? The were my guesses after the obvious countries (Canada, US, Russia, China) yet non of them was correct.
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2020
In Finland there is under 250 wolves.
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2020
Germany very soon might make the list. We are now on 1300 wolves as of 2019. But I am surprised to see how few wolves there are in the world!
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2020
Less than 200,000 on this list...
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2020
Very surprised about Spain... didn't get that, or Poland and Turkey. Would've thought Germany was on the list also.
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Level 32
Jul 16, 2020
I really have to learn how to spell Kyrgyzstan lol
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Level 45
Jul 20, 2020
Congratulations
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Level 76
Jul 16, 2020
It’s very unfortunate that there are only this many. They used to be all over :(
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Level 20
May 19, 2021
cool
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Level 34
Aug 6, 2021
italy should be here at 1500-2000 <3
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Level 61
Feb 27, 2022
I got this quiz from Random and was pleasantly surprised. Missed Mongolia, Spain, and Romania
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2022
I guess Turkmenistan's wolves left since the previous version of this quiz. Where did they go?
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Level 77
Dec 11, 2022
Surprised that Romania is on and Bulgaria is off *shrugs*
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Level 59
Jan 8, 2023
Based on the answers, I see these wolves operate in the weird area where Kazakhstan almost borders Mongolia, but Russia and China border each other instead.
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2023
As a Spaniard, I'm surprised Spain is here! We have some wolves but I would have never thought that we have more than Ukraine. Very interesting!
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2023
I love wolves and hope to see these numbers increase!

I could've used a bit more time for this quiz though - I got Spain and was halfway through typing Turkey as the time ran out... Missed Italy and Belarus, but would've got there with an extra 30 sec. Didn't feel like I was being particularly slow either!

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Level 72
Jan 8, 2023
They're illegal to hunt in Italy. Also, farmers can get compensation for livestock killed by wolf attacks. The numbers are thankfully going up.
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Level 40
Jan 8, 2023
India should be on the list and many others actually. Unless you rename the quiz to countries with most gray wolves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_wolf

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Level 59
Jan 8, 2023
do they have wolves in the southern hemisphere?
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Level 16
Jan 9, 2023
yes, but they are way smaller
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Level 54
Nov 23, 2023
Didn't realize I spelled Kazakhstan wrong... grr.