Do You Recognize this rare and fascinating creature? As Wolf is a known as the symbol of ritual and sometimes wolves seem scary to us. Learn and test your knowledge with amazing and true facts about the wolf.
☀ Wolves are carnivores.
☀ Wolves have 42 teeth.
☀ Pups of wolf open their eyes in 10-13 days.
☀ There are two wolf species in North America: the gray wolf and the red wolf.
☀ Wolves are highly intelligent animals. Studies have specified that the dog’s brain is 20% to 30% smaller as compared to wolf’s.
☀ The gestation period of wolves is 63 days.
☀ The tail of a wolf is straight and does not curl like dog breeds.
☀ A wolf’s hearing is at least 16 times sharper as compared to the human being.
☀ Wolves do not howl at the moon.
☀ Wolves use facial expressions to show aggression and fear.
☀ The Wolves move from 8 to 10 hours in a day.
☀ Wolves are social animals that live in packs.
☀ The wolf is the ancestor of all breeds of domestic dog.
☀ Wolves weigh about 40 kilograms.
☀ Pups eat regurgitated food (food that is thrown back up) from their mothers.
☀ There are three species of the wolf the Gray Wolf, the Red Wolf and the Abyssinian Wolf.
☀ The eyes of wolf’s pups are blue at birth and turn yellow by the time they are eight months old.
☀ Wolf pups are born blind and deaf.
☀ Wolves have two layers of fur and a top coat, which help them to survive in low temperatures!
☀ A wolf can run at a speed of 65 kilometres per hour.
☀ The Wolves have grey, black or white fur colour.
☀ A wolf can run at a speed of 65 kph.
☀ Wolves have about 200 million scent cells. Whereas, humans have only about 5 million.
☀ Wolves can smell other animals more than 1 mile away.
☀ The scientific name for wolf is Canis lupus.
☀ A hungry wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal.
☀ The average lifespan of a wolf is 7 – 10 years.
☀ The heaviest recorded wolf was 79 kg.
☀ Mostly, wolves mate during the period from January to April.
☀ Baby wolves can be called pups or whelps.
☀ Italian wolf packs usually consist of one nuclear family.
☀ The first wolf bounty in the United States was instituted in 1630 in Massachusetts.
☀ The sound made by a wolf is referred to as a howl.
☀ It is respected by some Native American tribes.
☀ Wolves walk on just their toe tips.
☀ Wolves shed their fur in the spring and summer.
☀ Grey wolves are mostly found in cold countries.
☀ The Latin name for the Italian wolf is ‘canis lupus italicus’.
☀ Italian wolves are found in the Apennines and western Alps.
☀ They use their tails to help keep their face warm in cold weather.
☀ The lowest position in the wolf pack is the omega wolf.
☀ Wolf walk at a speed of almost 4 miles per hour.
☀ A sense of smell of wolf is at least 100 times better than that of a human.
☀ Wolves usually hunt at night.
☀ Wolves have rounded ears.