Pictures of Grey Wolves, also known as Gray Wolves or Timber Wolves (Canus lupus), the largest canine species. They are endangered.
Animal: Gray Wolf
Species: Canis lupis
Lifespan: In the wild, the Gray wolf typically lives to be 7-8 years old. In captivity, however, they have been known to live up to 10 years.
Size & Weight: Gray wolves are about 4-7 feet long and can weigh up to 130 lbs. Male Gray wolves are usually heavier and taller than females.
Habitat: Gray wolves can be found in forested areas of Canada and the following US states: Alaska, Michigan, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, and Wyoming.
Diet: Wolves eat large and small prey, including: rabbits,
Family Life: Wolves travel in packs of 5-7 wolves. A pack generally consists of a mother an father, know as "alphas", their young (pups), and some young wolves that are obedient to the alphas. Only the alphas in the pack are allowed to mate. They generally do so between January and February, and a pregnant female will eventualy give birth to 4-7 pups. Wolves have very close, loyal relationships and will sometimes die to defend a member of their pack.
When proportionately compared to a domestic dog, wolves have small feet!
Wolves do nnot howl at a full moon, but rather on nights that it is light!