Homes of The Wolves

Wolves AND Wild Dogs

Kinds of Wolves

There are three kinds of wolves gray wolves,red wolves and Ethiopian wolves. Red wolves and Ethiopian wolves are very rare. Most of the wolves that live in North America, Europe and Asia are gray wolves. Gray wolves also are called by other names, such as timber wolf or article wolves.


Growing Up In A Pack

Here We Come!

Gray wolfs puppies are born in the spring. Where they are born, they weigh less than a pound (.5 kg), but they grow quickly. The puppies older brother or sisters help raise them by babysitting the puppies while their parents go hunting!


Love THE Wolves

Yellow National Park, in Wyoming, is famous for its natural wonders, such as its hot springs and geysers. Today it is also famous for its wolves. Gray wolves lived in Yellowstone when the park was started more than 100 years ago.


Wolves Relationship

Upon the death of one mated wolf, pairs are quickly re-established. Since males often predominate in any given wolf population, unpaired females are a rarity.If a dispersing male wolf is unable to establish a territory or find a mate, he mates with the daughters of already established breeding pairs from other packs.


Wolves Diet

Wolves typically dominate other canid species in areas where they both occur. In North America, incidents of wolves killing coyotes are common, particularly in winter, when coyotes feed on wolf kills. Wolves may attack coyote den sites, digging out and killing their pups, though rarely eating them. There are no records of coyotes killing wolves, though coyotes may chase wolves if they outnumber them.[185][186] Near identical interactions have been observed in Eurasia and Africa between wolves and golden jackals, with the latter's numbers being comparatively small in areas with high wolf densities.


Red Ones????

Red wolves live in the southeastern United States, where they are endangered. These animals actually became extinct in the wild in 1980. Scientists established a breeding program with a small number of captive red wolves and have reintroduced the animal to North Carolina. Today, perhaps 100 red wolves survive in the wild.

Wolves and Dogs!?!

The dog and the wolf are actually the same species. Their physical appearance is similar but their instincts, disposition and temperament vary widely.

The gray wolf, or simply the wolf is the largest wild member of the Canidae family. The dog is the domesticated form of the gray wolf.

The Master

The leader of the pack is mostly the one who protects the whole pack but, it's not just him who protects the whole pack. Others from the group help the leader protect, hunt, and kill. The pack leader usually make the decisions on weather they leave or stay. If they leave that means the one who got kicked out can't return to the old group but, it can get back into an other pack that he finds!

Communication

Wolves use body language and facial expressions to communicate with each other. Dominant wolves will freely look other animals directly in the eye, this declares and reinforces their superior rank.

Wiping Out Wolves

By means of hunting with horses and dogs or trapping in pits, traps and cages, wolves were completely wiped out in England by the early 1500s. Scotland killed its last wolf in the mid-1700s. Most European countries eventually finished off their wolf populations soon after. A few still live in eastern Europe, India, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Middle East. No one knows how many survive in Russia and China.

Speed of Lighting

A wolf can run at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour during a chase. Wolves have long legs and spend more time trotting at a speed of 12-16 kilometers per hour. They can keep up a reasonable place for hours and have been known to cover distances of 90 kilometers in one night.

Population

Nobody knows exactly how many Wolves there are in Sweden. The inventory made in 2012/2013 pointed to a total of 350 wolves in Sweden and Norway (most of them in Sweden). The number of litters expressed as a female wolf with pups, amounted to 38.



Appearance

The height of the wolf up to the shoulder line is about 90 cm. Nordic wolves have a weight of 35 – 55 kg, whereby the males mostly have a bigger weight than the females. The wolf has a big head and a coarse neck in relation to the size of the body. The wolf has a more streamlined body as compared to most of the dogs. The basic color of the Nordic and the European wolves is grey, with grey-yellow and red-brown varieties in the summer fur. The winter fur is more of grey. The chin and throat are almost always white. The paws are big and the front paws biggest.


The White Wolves

he Arctic wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). Arctic wolves inhabit some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world where the air temperature rarely rises above -30 degrees C (-22 F) and the ground is permanently frozen. They are one of the few species of mammals who can tolerate these harsh conditions.