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Wolves

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