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The Wolf (Canis lupus, Order: Carnivore, Family: Canidae) is the largest in the wild of the canine family. They have 42 teeth, rounded ears, a broad heavy muzzle and extremely powerful jaws capable of generating 105.5ksc (1,500psi) pressure.

The average adult Wolf is 127–164cm (50–64.5ins) long from nose to tail. An adults tail is approximately 47mm (1.8ins) long. A cub’s tail is about 27mm (1in) long. The front paws are smaller than the back paws.

A Wolf can run about 32 k.p.h. (20 m.p.h.) and up to 56 k.p.h. ( 40 m.p.h.) when necessary but only for a couple of minutes. They can “Wolf trot” around 8 k.p.h. (5 m.p.h.) and can travel all day at this speed. Wolves can spend as much as a third of its time on the move.

The Wolf has one of the widest ranges of size, shape and colour of any mammal in North America.

The Wolf lives in a pack, family oriented social structure with mating season occurring in February and March. The gestation period for the Wolf is approximately 63 days and the cubs are born in April and May. The litter size for the Wolf is 4–7 cubs but this depends on nutrition factors as well as fitness of the female. A cub’s eyes are blue at birth but their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old. Mortality rates for Wolf cubs can be as high as 50%. Wolves breed only once a year; most dogs can breed twice. A mating pair usually stays together for life.

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The mother stays close to the cubs for about 2 months. She eats some food then throws it up for her cubs to eat. To help a new Wolf Cub to urinate, its mother massages its belly with her warm tongue. The cubs start getting teeth in the third week. Cubs emerge from the den at about one month of age. A Wolf lives approximately 10 years.

Wolves have a vast communication repertoire including scent marks, vocalizations, visual displays, facial and body postures and rituals that allow them to communicate with each other more by harmony and integration rather than by aggression and submission.

Wolves are territorial and defend their territory through vocalizations and scent marking and if necessary, Wolves will attack other Wolf intruders to protect their territory.

There are two species of Wolf in North America; Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus), Red Wolf (Canis Rufus) with 10 recognized sub–species of the Wolf.

The smallest Wolves live in the Middle East and weigh approximately 13.6kgs (30lbs), while the largest Wolves inhabit Canada, Alaska and the Soviet Union, where they can reach 79kgs (175lbs).

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The Vikings wore Wolf skins and drank Wolf blood to take on the Wolf’s spirit in battle. They also viewed real Wolves as battle companions or hrægifr (corpse trolls).

Britain’s King Edgar imposed an annual tax of 300 Wolf skins on Wales. The Welsh Wolf population was quickly exterminated. In 1500, the last Wolf was killed in England. In 1772, Denmark’s last Wolf was killed.

In the 1600s, Ireland was called “Wolf–land” because it had so many Wolves. Wolf hunting was a popular sport among the nobility, who used the Irish Wolfhound to outrun and kill Wolves. In 1770, Ireland’s last Wolf was killed. The earliest record of an Irish Wolfhound dates from Roman times in 391A.D.

The earliest drawings of Wolves are in caves in southern Europe and date from 20,000 B.C.

The Wolf is an ultimate predator at the top of the food chain; designed for running, catching and killing large animals. They are opportunistic and will attempt to catch the easiest and most vulnerable animal. They can kill healthy animals but naturally seeks out the sick, the weak, crippled, old and young animals.

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Radio tracking Wolves has been used in wildlife research since 1963.

Wolves can swim distances of up to 13km (8 miles) aided by small webs between their toes.

Wolves are vulnerable to skull injury from kicking prey.

The canine teeth “interlock” so the Wolf can grip and hang on to struggling prey, the back teeth or carnassials molars, are designed to crush bones and shear meat.

The Wolf uses facial display in ritual aggression, dominance, submission or fear.

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The hair of the Wolf is shed in the spring and summer and sheds out in sheets unlike most dogs, They have 2 types of hair, ‘Guards’ and ‘Undercoat’. The colour of a pelt can be anywhere from white to black. They use their hair to communicate anger, dominance and aggression.

The Wolf’s sense of smell is more than 100 times greater than a human.

A Wolf ‘scent rolls’ to promote interaction with other pack members.

A Wolf ‘scent marks’ its home range. This serves as messages and provides warnings.

The ‘Alpha Wolf’ is the highest ranking individual within hierarchy with the ‘Beta Wolf’ as second and the ‘Omega Wolf’ is the lowest but dominance in a Wolf pack is not necessarily established by brawn or direct attack. The hierarchy in a Wolf pack neutralises aggression, reduces conflict and promotes social order therefore are two hierarchies in a Wolf pack, one for females and one for males. Change of rank in a Wolf pack is more frequent in lower rank positions. Wolf cubs, while low in hierarchy, have many privileges and social freedom.

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A pack of Wolves can range from two members to around 20 Wolves in a large pack; two members are known to stay back at the den. These packs also travel large distances together. Wolves can cover 50–200km (30–125 miles) or more in a single day when hunting for food.

This pack is divided as per hierarchy but it is noticed the breeding pair enjoys a lot of freedom as compared to other Wolves. This does not mean, however, the breeding pair has all the rights to take decisions for the entire pack. Apart from the breeding pair in a pack, there is also another Wolf that enjoys a prominent role in the pack. This Wolf is known to fulfil other important tasks for the pack such as looking after the young ones. When pack members return from the hunt and they are nipped on the snout by the cubs, the hunters regurgitate undigested meat for them.

Packs hunt in territories of up to 1,554 sq km (600 sq miles). A pack’s home range will sometimes overlap the territory of another pack.

In addition to the Wolf, the genus Canis also contains the Domestic Dog, Coyotes, the Golden Jackal, the Black Backed Jackal, the Side–Striped Jackal, African Hunting Dogs, Dingos and many types of Foxes. Three geographic races of the Red Wolf have been recognised; the Florida Red Wolf, The Mississippi Red Wolf and the Texas Red Wolf. Wolves are often confused with Indian, Huskies, Malemutes and German Shepherd Dogs.

When compared to dogs, Wolves have relatively larger paws, longer legs, bigger teeth and prominent yellow eyes. This can perhaps be said to be their distinguishing features. The large paws enable them to go across different terrains with ease, even in snowfall; Wolves have particular webbings between each toe, which helps them move across the terrain with ease.

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Wolves have thick coats that consist of two layers. The first layer of the coat protects the Wolf from dirt and water. The second coat is almost water resistant and this coat is generally shed during the early summer season.

In the winter, the Wolf’s tail helps keep the face warm.

Wolves use scent markings to mark their territory. These scent markings are also used on fresh kills.

The howls of Wolves are often used in an exaggerated way in most horror flicks. In reality, experts have the opinion that Wolves howl during breeding season and this kind of howling is used to communicate with each other. There are many reasons why a Wolf howls in particular; to mark their territory, as a way to communicate between two packs, to greet one another, to indicate their location, to define their territorial boundaries and to call their pack together. Wolves make use of different tones and pitches to express different things. Howling seems to intensify during twilight. In addition to howling, Wolves bark, yap, whine and growl.

Wolves use various ways to communicate only through body language and a variety of expressions. For example– if the Wolf is stiff legged and the tail is vertical, it displays an act of dominance or if the Wolf joyfully wags its tail and even let’s its tongue roll out, it means the Wolf is in a happy mood.

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Arctic tundra, taiga, plains or steppes, savannahs, hardwood, softwood and mixed forest were all originally inhabited by the Wolf.

The Wolf is generally a docile animal with a strong aversion to fighting.

Submissive behaviour plays a big role in maintaining peace within the pack

In the Harry Potter universe, werewolf Remus Lupin’s name is directly related to the Latin word for Wolf (lupus) and suggests an association with one of the founders of Rome, Remus, who was suckled by a Wolf. The dual nature of Lupin’s werewolf nature suggests that in the Potter realm, there are two sides to everything.

At the Time this was written, there were about 50,000 Wolves in Canada; 6,500 in Alaska; and 3,500 in U.S. States. In Europe, Italy has fewer than 300; Spain around 2,000; and Norway and Sweden combined have fewer than 80. There are about 700 Wolves in Poland and 70,000 in Russia.

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 Found in FairyTalesStories.


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 Found in Sayings.


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 Found in People/RedIndian.


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Because there are so many Big & XL animations I’m going to break
them both into 02 pages to help in a faster download.
For available Big versions: Click Here for  Wolves 01;  Wolves 02.
For available XL versions: Click Here for  Wolves 01;  Wolves 02.

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