Wolf Facts and Information
12 Interesting facts about wolves
- The wolf is a carnivorous pack mammal of the family Canidae.
- Wolves are native to America, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Arctic region.
- The wolf is the largest member of his family which includes dogs, foxes and coyotes.
- They have a highly developed sense of smell and hearing.
- It is the sole ancestor of the dog, which was first domesticated in the Middle East.
- The collective name for a group of Wolves is a Pack.
- The sound made by a wolf is referred to as a howl.
- It is respected by some Native American tribes.
- It is a social animal, travelling in nuclear families consisting of a mated pair, along with the pair’s adult offspring.
- Wolves walk on just their toe tips.
- There are four distinct gray wolf lineages which are the African wolf, the Himalayan wolf, the Indian wolf and the Holarctic clade.
- Wolves are an endangered species according to wild life experts.