Wolf

AnimalWolf
Scientific NameCanis lupus
TypeMammals
DietCarnivore
Lifespan6 – 8 years
SizeLength, 1 – 1.5 m
Weight16 – 60 kg
PhylumChordata
Conservation statusLeast concern > Near threatened >
Vulnerable > Endangered >
Critically endangered > Extinct in the wild >
Extinct
Information

Wolves are social animals. They mostly communicate by howling, but can also communicate by rolling over, tail wagging, chin touching, and crouching. Wolves may howl to get the attention of the pack or send messages to different packs.

Wolf packs consist of six to ten wolves. Every day, they travel up to twenty kilometers in search of prey such as elk, moose, bison, and deer, and smaller animals such as birds and fruits. Once they kill the animal, they could eat around nine kilograms in just a single sitting.

Wolves’ mating behavior is monogamous, meaning they each only have one mate at a time. The gestation period lasts around two months and birth is given to two to ten pups. Once around two months old, they are prepared to leave the den they were born in. Sexual maturity is reached in two to three years.

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