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Do you think these two look alike? Bears are classified as caniforms, AKA doglike carnivores. But do you know what other animal is considered a caniform, too?

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The Arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also known as the white wolf or polar wolf, is a subspecies of grey wolf native to Canada's Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is a medium-sized subspecies, distinguished from the northwestern wolf by its smaller size, its whiter colouration, its narrower head and larger carnassial.

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When you think of someone who is a “lone wolf”, what do you think of? Someone who carves their own path in a new and creative way? Someone who commits a crime on their own? Someone who doesn’t want to socialize with others and lives on the outside? 

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Scientists can’t seem to fully agree on when they became the domesticated, adorable companions we love so much. Some think there was one domestication event, some think there were multiple, and others think they “self domesticated”.  

Regardless of when and how they found their way into our hearts and onto our couches, it’s clear that our cuddle buddies are pretty different from their wolf counterparts. But how?

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