The Grey Wolf

endangered grey wolf

The grey wolf is the largest of the dog family and the ancestor of the domestic house dog.

The average size of a wolf is 1.5-2meters but this varies depending on the further you are from the equator ,a wolf can live up to 12 years in the wild but can live up to 20 years in captivity .The wolf was once the most widely range carnivore in the world but now this is not so because of the spread of the human population, hunting of it and the destruction of its habitat. Wolves are intelligent and social animals, their survival consists of their family groups called packs. The common number for a pack is around 8 to 12 but one pack has been recorded to have up to 32 wolves in it. A pack of wolves will have its own territory that it hunts and lives in and maintains by the use of scent markings to warn other wolves that they own this piece of land. A wolf will eat just about anything with hooves like white tail deer, caribou, and reindeer.

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