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The first Indian grey wolf to be seen in Bangladesh in eight decades (was last seen in 1949) was beaten to death by farmers after preying on their livestock.
- It is a subspecies of the Grey wolf.
- It 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 travels in smaller packs and is less vocal than other variants of the grey wolf.
- IUCN status – Least concern.