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Description of Wolves
The wolf is described as a predatory, carnivorous pack mammal of the family Canidae. A  member of the family of animals that includes dogs, foxes, and coyotes. Highly intelligent animals with upright ears, sharp, pointed muzzles and sharp eyes. Wolves have ruffs of long hair framing the sides of their faces similar to sideburns.

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Understanding Scientific names of animals
The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)

Species of Wolves
There were many different species of wolves but many have now become extinct. Some surviving species of Wolves are listed below:

  • Canis lupus baileyi (Mexican Wolf)
  • Canis lupus bernardi (Banks Islands Tundra Wolf)
  • Canis lupus columbianus (British Colombian Wolf)
  • Canis lupus crassodon ( Vancouver Island Wolf)
  • Canis lupus hudsonicus (Hudson Bay Wolf )
  • Canis lupus labradorius (Labrador Wolf)
  • Canis lupus lycaon (Eastern Timber Wolf)
  • Canis lupus manningi  (Baffin Island Tundra Wolf)
  • Canis lupus tundrarum (Alaska Tundra Wolf)
  • Canis lupus campestris (Prairie Wolf )
  • Canis lupus lupus (Gray Wolf)

 


Facts about where Wolves live and what they eat!

Wolves are native to America, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Artic
The common habitat is the forest
Carnivorous canine mammals which predominately prey on large hoofed animals including Deer, Moose and Bison

 

Basic Facts about Wolves

The name of a male is referred to as a dog
The name of a female is referred to as a bitch
The name or offspring, or a baby wolf, is a pup
Pups are born inside a den ( a cave or hole in the ground)
The average size of a litter is four to six
The collective name for a group of Wolves is a Pack
The sound made by a wolf is referred to as a howl

Facts about the Size of Male Wolves
Fully grown they reach the height of 27 to 31 inches to the shoulder
An average adult gray wolf weighs between
75 to 125 pounds

Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Wolves
  • The wolf has very strong jaws
  • Wolves walk on just their toe tips
  • Can reach speeds of up to 35 mph
  • Highly developed sense of smell and hearing
  • Wolves live in family groups called packs

Grey Wolf

What does that word mean??
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  • What is a Mammal?
    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 
  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

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Endangered Species
Wild life experts consider that Wolves are an endangered species. An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species.

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