In news: The first Indian grey wolf to be seen in Bangladesh in eight decades has been beaten to death by farmers after preying on their livestock.
Scientific Name: Indian Grey Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) is a subspecies of grey wolf.
Distribution: It 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. They disappeared from Bangladesh in the 1940s. According to the IUCN, the Indian grey wolf was last seen in Bangladesh in 1949.
IUCN status: Least Concern.
WPA,1972: Schedule I