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Wolves

  1. 1. Wolves<br />
  2. 2. Habitat<br />Can live almost anywhere<br />Cant live in rainforest or true desserts<br />Where there are less humans<br />
  3. 3. Territory<br />Depends upon the size of the pack<br />The bigger the pack the more acres the territory is <br />
  4. 4. Packs<br />Consist of a dominant male and female<br />Usually the parents of most pack members<br />Pack members are some how related<br />The “son’s” and “daughter’s” mate will also be in the pack<br />can break off from pack to create their own and have pups<br />
  5. 5. Species<br />Around 27 species of wolves.<br />9 extinct<br />At least 4 endangered<br />32 subspecies<br />
  6. 6. Species<br />
  7. 7. Hunting/Eating habits<br />The bigger the pack the bigger the prey<br />Usually eat deer, elk, bison, and some times the occasional wolf<br />Need to eat 8-10 lb. of food each day<br />
  8. 8. Communication<br />Howling<br />Can gather the pack to protect pups or to a fresh kill<br />Can also warn other wolves(non-pack members) to stay out of territory<br />
  9. 9. Communication<br />Whimpering<br />Pups: wanting attention from parent, or food<br />Grown wolves: show of submissive<br />Yelping<br />Signal of pain<br />
  10. 10. Dominance<br />Wolf will show dominance by growling and nipping of the ear or muzzle<br />To show submissive wolf will lay on back or side and lick the other wolf’s nose<br />
  11. 11. Mating<br />Anywhere between January and April<br />Female takes full control<br />Pack will only have 1 litter containing 1-6 pups at a time<br />
  12. 12. Pups<br />It takes 63 days to be born<br />Born blind and deaf<br />Able to see in 1 week, hear in 2 weeks<br />Other female wolves can produce milk for pups<br />The pack members take turns “babysitting” pups <br />

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