wolf• Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them. Wolves have about 200 million scent cells. Humans have only about 5 million. Wolves can smell other animals more than one mile (1.6 kilometers) away. A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old. Immense power is concentrated in a wolf’s jaw. It has a crushing pressure of nearly 1,500 pound per square inch (compared with around 750 for a large dog). The jaws themselves are massive, bearing 42 teeth specialized for stabbing, shearing, and crunching bones. Their jaws also open farther than those of a dog.
wolf At the end of 2011, at least 98 wolves in 10 packs plus 2 lonersoccupied Yellowstone National Park. The population size (97wolves) and number of breeding pairs (8) is the same as at the endof 2010. However, the wolf population on the northern range hasdeclined approximately 60% since 2007, mostly because of asmaller elk population, the main food of northern range wolves. Theinterior wolf population has declined less, probably because theyaugment their diet with bison. The severity of mange continued todecline in 2011, although some packs still showed signs of the mite.There was no evidence that distemper was a mortality factor as itwas in 1999, 2005 and 2008. Pack size ranged from 3 (AgateCreek) to 19 (Mollies) and averaged 10.2; the long-term average is10. All nine packs that we had information on had pups. (We couldnot assess the reproductive status of the Bechler pack). Theaverage number of pups in early winter for packs that had pups was4.1, compared to 4.8 in 2010 and 3.8 in 2009. A total of 34 pups insurvived to year end in the park, four less than in 2010.
wolf• Wolves are carnivores (meat eaters) but they will eat other foods as well. Their diet ranges from big game, such as elk and moose, to earthworms, berries and grasshoppers. To avoid using too much energy catching their food, wolves prey on weaker members of a herd, such as old, young or sick animals. In summer, when the herds migrate, wolves eat mice, birds and even fish. They may also eat carrion.
Wolfs• Since the wolf has few natural enemies, the reason for its endangerment status is due to human related problems. Man has encroached upon its territory until the wolf has retreated to only the most wild areas on our continent. The loss of habitat has directly affected the numbers of wolves seen in the lower 48 states of America. The wolf is the only animal that has ever been hunted year-round in every national park in the United States. The wolf has been hunted to near extinction by ranchers and land owners. This fear is sometimes due to myths about the nature of the wolf to attack man. Due to the wolfs competition with hunters for wild game animals, they have been known to kill farm stock when no other alternatives were available for food sources. Wolves will usually take the old and injured animals from a herd and thus improve the overall health of those animals that are left. Healthy wolves in the wild are shy creatures that avoid areas that man inhabits.
Wolves• we can save the grey wolf by having a fund raiser to raise a lot money to buy like a big price of land a put the gray wolves in there and build a fence and put up a sine saying no hunting
Wolf• I chooses wolves because I am like a wolf because I will never leave my pack behind.