Wolves In The Wild
Characteristics Of The Gray Wolf
- Weight (male): 45 - 175 lbs.
- Weight (female): 40 - 120 lbs.
- Head-body length (male): 4 - 6.5 feet
- Head-body length (female): 4.5 - 5 feet
- Tail length: 14 - 22 inches
- Diet: Carnivorous
- Gestation period: 60 - 63 days
- Longevity: 8 - 16 years
- Habitat: deep forests, mountains, prairies, arctic tundra
- Range: Canada, Alaska, Mo., Wy., Id., Mn., Mi., & remote regions of Europe and Asia
The Wolf's long legs allow it to run at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
Wolves cover large distances and are known to travel up to 9 miles a day.
A typical wolf pack may have a range of up to 50 sq. miles of territory.
Wolves are generally afraid of people and tend to avoid them.
Wolves have no natural predators except people.
A wolf rarely lives past the age of 10 in the wild, but in captivity some specimens can live to be 16 years of age.
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Inside Wolves In The Wild
About The Wolf.....
Social Behavior Of The Wolf
Hunting and Selection Of Prey
The Wolf As An Endangered Species
Wild Wolves Photo Gallery
Links To Other Wolf Pages
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