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WOLVES


WOLF AT SUNRISE

WOLVES ARE NOT AS DANGEROUS AS POEPLE MAKE THEM OUT TO BE

Even though wolves bark, woof, whine, whimper, yelp, growl, snarl and moan a lot more often than they howl, it is howling that defines the wolf, and fascinates us.

The center of a wolf's universe is its pack, and howling is the glue that keeps the pack together. Some have speculated that howling strengthens the social bonds between packmates; the pack that howls together, stays together.

PUP MOTHER FATHER

WHAT IS A PACK? A pack is a collection of wolves. The pack is very similar to a family. Some packs are large and have many wolves in them and some others are small and may have only two wolves in them. A typical pack of wild wolves would include:

-Mother and Father wolf (The alpha pair)

-Aunts and Uncles

-Their puppies

WOLF PACK WOLF PACK

HOW BIG IS A PACK? Pack size has been reported to be as little as two wolves to as many as thirty-six wolves. This is very dependent on the habitat (surroundings) in which the wolves are living and the abundance of prey (food). The more food the larger the pack tends to be. Wolves practice birth control and do not let the size of the pack grow to large.

WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF THE PACK? The wolf pack has two leaders: Alpha Male and Alpha Female. The alpha male leads the males and the alpha female leads the females. The alpha pair maintains discipline in the pack. Sometimes the lowering ranking animals participate, but usually the alpha pairs hold the pack together.

HOWLING WOLVES JACK & JILL

Think you know where dogs came from? How much they have in common with their ancestors? Or what they're really trying to tell you when they bark? Take the quiz at the end of this web site and find out.

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. Most wolves in North America are found in Alaska and Canada and hunters, from whom most of our knowledge of this shy creature comes from, say they are now almost impossible to find...

This extreme attitude toward wiping out wolves can be seen to the fables and legends about the animals that originated in the Middle Ages and still survive today. In the Middle Ages, wolves were also thought to be in league with the forces of evil, many legends connected the wolf with Satan and the dark powers of the supernatural world. See the tales area for some more information on Wolf Tales.

WOLF CONNECTED WITH SATAN NATIVE WOLF

In America, Wolves served as models for hunting and played a significant role in the religious lives of the plains tribes and other groups of North American Indians.

The powerful and courageous wolves were seen as representatives of important natural forces or spirits.

Images of wolves often appeared in religious ceremonies and Indian healers included wolf skins in their medicine bundles, the collections of sacred materials that they used used for curing illness.

JACK FRANK

Other native American hunters who have known the wolf intimately are the Eskimos. Today as in the past, groups of Eskimos share their homeland on the cold northern tundra with wolf packs, hunting the same prey and leading the same kind of nomadic life.

Indians of earlier times and the Eskimos of today, respect the wolf for its skill as a predator. They also admire the wolf's dedication to the welfare of its companions, a model of social behaviour for humans as well as animals.

WOLF PALS J.J

MANY WOLVES PLAY FIGHT TO HELP GET READY FOR A BIG HUNT

Sometimes survival to many animals means sharing, they really don't share homes or something like that but they do end up sharing food, for instince, look above, even thogh they really don't want to share with each other, they do it anyway, but they do tend to fight over who gets to eat what and sometimes one animal does go without

IT'S A WOLVES LIFE HOWLING WOLVES

Gray wolves are strict carnivores, eating almost entirely meat. Generally, wolves prefer wild ungulates, like deer, elk, caribou, moose, bison, musk ox, Dall's sheep, bighorn sheep, and antelope. They will supplement their diet with fish and small mammals, including rabbits, squirrels, mice, and rats. When available, they will eat carrion. Although they tend to prefer wild game, wolves may occasionally take domestic livestock. Because of this, gray wolves have long been persecuted by ranchers and other livestock owners.

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WOLF QUIZ...

1. Dogs are descended mostly from wolves, jackals, and coyotes. True | False

2.The dog was the first animal to be domesticated by humans. True | False

3.The dog was first domesticated in the early 1500s. True | False

4.There are about 40 species in the dog family, Canidae. True | False

5.About 80 breeds of domesticated dogs exist today. True | False

6.An adult dog and wolf of the same weight will have different-sized heads. True | False

7.Dogs and wolves bark for some of the same reasons. True | False

8.Dogs and wolves rely equally on visual communication. True | False

9.Wolf hybrids must be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. True | False

10.You can't teach an old dog new tricks. True | False

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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS GATHERED FROM http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wolves/howl.html

http://www.oklahoma.net/~akita/Wolves/wolf013.jpg

http://www.wolfweb.com/history.html

http://www.nancyscans.net/billwatkins/Galleries/MainPage.asp

http://www.timberwolfinformation.org/gallery/gallery.cfm?gallery=1