Recently, A study has found that Himalayan wolves, also called as Tibetan wolves, genetically distinct from grey wolves.
These are found in the Tibetan Plateau of China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
These wolves live in the high altitude and develop hypoxia adaptation.
Such adaptations are seen in dogs and humans to mitigate the deleterious effects of free radicals that are produced in response to low oxygen availability.
They fall under the Schedule 1, Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and comes under the Appendix-1 of the CITES.