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Wolf Facts

General Knowledge | 6-13 yrs | Animation, Video

Wolf : Facts and Information

  • 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 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.