Here are the Top 10 Facts about Wolves you would love to see.
1. Wolves are renowned because of their Spine-tingling howl that can be heard from miles around. Magical yet Frightening.
2. It is rumored that wolves howl at moon which is wrong. In order for howl to be effective & high-pitched, a wolf has to bend the neck upward. They tend to howl more at night because they are nocturnal.
3. Wolf Packs are established according to a highly organized and strict hierarchy. Average Pack size is 6 to 8 Wolves with a dominant leader ‘Alpha Male’ at the Top. He make the decisions and is responsible to all the wolves in the Pack. He’s leads the Hunt and usually eat first.
4. Wolves are highly territorial animals and typically hunt within territories, ranging from 50 to 1,000 square miles. They establish territories far larger than they require to survive
5. Approximately 1/3 of the life of a wolf will be spend moving around their territory and thus known to roam large distances. So much so that they may travel 50 miles or more each day in search of food.
6. The territory is marked out accurately by urine, droppings, scratches and sound calls and is defended actively against trespassing wolves.
7. They hunt as a group which make it possible for them to hunt down animals much larger themselves, such as elk, deer or moose and can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal
8. Wolves can smell other animals several kilometers away & from the smell they can tell if other wolves were in the territory. This is because Wolves have about 200 million scent cells as compare to Humans who have only about 5 million.
9.Wolves have several ways to stay warm in cold weather. They have a very heavy double coat of fur which allow them to survive in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.
10. After the last wolf was killed in Yellowstone National Park in 1926, a wolf reintroduction program was implemented in 1995. A couple lived with the wolf pack for 6 years in Idaho to create a documentary and named the pack ‘Sawtooth’ The program is considered to be a great success—the wolves are reproducing at a rapid rate, and there are currently around 100 wolves in the Yellowstone park.
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