Grey wolves are amazing mammals on the earth. They are famous for their harmony and legends.
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
— Rudyard Kipling
Now, after reading this quote, are you eager to know the 30 incredible facts about the gray wolves?
Then here you go.
30 Amazing Gray Wolf Facts
1. Scientific name of the gray wolf is Canis lupus.
2. The wolf can weight up to 40 to 175 pounds.
3. Gray wolf can fast for one week straight.
4. Gray wolves like to stay and hunt in a Pack of 6 to 10.
5. The pack of wolves likes to walk around 12 miles on a day.
6. Usually in the pack, there is one alpha male and one alpha female; others are just their offsprings.
7. A single wolf can eat around 20 pounds of meat.
8. Wolves are the largest members of the Dog family.
9. It is believed that in East Asia, around 15,000 years ago, wolves were first tamed.
10. In North America, people call the Gray wolf as a Timber wolf.
11. Gray wolves are the largest land mammals on the earth, after humans and livestock.
12. They use howls to communicate with each other.
13. Gray wolf is famous as a White wolf in the Arctic.
14. The wolves will never abandon their pack, instead, they will die protecting them.
15. If a wolf leaves the pack, then the wolf will be called as a lone wolf.
16. Territory domination of the wolves depends on the amount of hunt available in it. The more the food for them is available, the smaller will be their territory.
17. When in the pack, the gray wolves hunt for large animals like elk, deer, moose, etc.
18. Besides eating the large animals, wolves also like to have a bite of fish, birds, snakes, lizards, and fruits.
19. Gray wolves are not fast runners but are good listeners and sniffers.
20. These wolves can run up to a speed of 45km/h.
21. Wolf will never leave their partner until death parts them.
22. Wolves first chew the food for their pups and keep it in their stomach and then give them to eat via regurgitating, when the wolves are back from hunting.
23. The matting season occurs only once in a year and that too in winter.
24. A wolf becomes an adult within one year after its birth.
25. The wolves keep their puppies in the den or a hole.
26. You can see puppies in April or early May.
27. A wolf can live up to 6 to 8 years in captivity.
28. The size of the head and body can be from 36 to 63 inches.
29. The tail of the gray wolf can be between 13 to 20 inches.
30. The gray wolves once used to dominate the lands of North America, Europe and the Far East. But now they are only limited to the lands of USSR, North America and Eastern Europe.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Prithviraj Shirole
Kalpana Iyer from India on November 02, 2020:
I am fascinated by wolves, though a bit scared. Interesting facts! Thanks for sharing.
Ankita B on November 02, 2020:
The facts were really interesting. This was a wonderful read.
Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on November 02, 2020:
Parents should learn from wolves on how to raise a child and know their responsibilities.thanks for featuring the wild life and I'm sure people know how to respect them and other wildlife species ( hunting wolves I'm seriously against.)
Lorna Lamon on November 02, 2020:
They are such amazing animals and we as humans can learn so much from them. I love the fact that the wolf will remain with their partner until death - so touching. This was an enjoyable and interesting read Prithviraj
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2020:
Interesting information about the gray wolves. I am always curious about the Wildlife animals and birds. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and informative article.
Oe Kaori from Yokohama Japan on November 01, 2020:
This is my favorite animal
Liz Westwood from UK on November 01, 2020:
This is an interesting fact file.