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  Gray Wolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wolves are susceptible to the same infections that affect domestic dogs, such as mange, heartworm, rabies and canine distemper, and such diseases can become epidemic, drastically reducing the wolf population in an area.
Beta wolves are the most likely to challenge their superiors for the role of the alpha, though some betas seem content with being second, and will sometimes even let lower ranking wolves leapfrog them for the position of alpha should circumstances necessitate such a happening (death of the alpha, etc.).
Wolves are bred for their fur in very few locations, as they are considered as a rather problematic animal to breed, and combined with the low value of the pelt, it has driven most of the fur farms to change to utilizing other animals, such as the fox.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wolf   (9056 words)

  
 Wolves
Wolves of the high arctic represent an exception to this rule, however, and are smaller than the wolves of northern Canada and Alaska.
Gray coloured wolves often have coats that consist of hairs that are white, fl, chestnut or gray, and some gray coloured wolves have a saddle shaped patch of colour on their back that contrasts with the rest of their coat.
Wolves can be territorial, and the size of a wolf pack's territory may vary from 60 square kilometers (25 square miles) to 1300 square kilometers (500 square miles), depending on the availability of prey.
www.ualberta.ca /~jzgurski/wwolf.html   (842 words)

  
 Wolf communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wolves are very rarely seen in the wild since they are typically very shy towards people, but those who live where wolves are common may sometimes be able to hear them howl.
Wolves typically live in family groups called "packs." In the wild, most packs consist of two parents and their offspring, although some packs may also contain a relative, such as a sibling, of one of the breeding wolves.
Also, dominant wolves (regardless of sex) urinate with the raised leg position and subservient wolves squat down to urinate (this behaviour is discussed further in the section on territories).
canidae.ca /WCOMM.HTM   (2496 words)

  
 Wolves
Most wolves belong to the same species known as "Canis (dog) lupus (wolf)." However, wolves are genetically almost identical to dogs and the wolf is also closely related to jackals, coyotes and dingos.
Wolves are very social animals that live in groups or "packs" led by an "alpha" male and female who are usually the largest and strongest members of the wolf pack.
The sound most people associate with wolves is the "wolf howl." No two wolves howl exactly the same and their vocalizations are primarily a means of communication to prepare for a hunt, celebrate a kill, express sorrow or to attract a mate.
www.wolves-usa.com /wolves.html   (495 words)

  
 Wolves (Canis lupus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wolves arose in the middle of the great Ice Age about one million years ago from a lineage of smaller doglike forms native to Eurasia.
Wolves depend on large tracts of habitat and substantial populations of their principle prey species; moose, caribou and mountain sheep.
Wolves must also be protected from mechanized harassment, and even from disease and genetic alteration through breeding with dogs if they are to survive in the wild.
www.nps.gov /bela/html/wolves.htm   (1020 words)

  
 Wolves
Wolves are very social animals that depend on each other for food and protection.
Wolves travel in packs which can be as small as two wolves, or as big as twenty wolves.
Red Wolves mate for life; adults mate between the months of February to March; 2-4 pups are born during April or May. The adult males and females help raise the pups.
www.ladywinterwolf.fcpages.com /wolves.html   (1249 words)

  
 International Wolf Center Wolf Basics - FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wolves usually live in packs which consist of the adult parents, referred to as the alpha pair, and their offspring of perhaps the last 2 or 3 years.
Gray wolves in the wild have an average life span of 6 to 8 years, but have been known to live up to 13 years in the wild and 16 years in captivity.
Red wolves in the wild have an average life span of 8 to 9 years, but have been known to live up to 12 years in the wild and 16 years in captivity.
www.wolf.org /wolves/learn/basic/faq.asp   (1357 words)

  
 Yellowstone Wolf Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although concern was expressed about the wolves becoming habituated to humans or to the captive conditions, the temporary holding period was not long in the life of a wolf.
After the wolves’ release in 1996, plans to transplant additional wolves were terminated due to reduced funding and due to the wolves' unexpected early reproductive success.
However, as wolves were matched up during temporary periods of penning and as pack members shifted or were killed and replaced by other dispersing wolves, the occasional result has been packs in which one or both of the alpha pair were not the parents of subordinate pack members.
www.nps.gov /yell/nature/animals/wolf/wolfrest.html   (1516 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Wolf
Wolves belong to the same family of animals as the dog you may have as a family pet, the Canidae.
Wolves can kill their prey effectively because they have incredibly strong jaws, which can bite through even the toughest of animal hides.
Wolves at the San Diego Zoo are fed a special ground meat for carnivores, as well as large bones to chew on.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-wolf.html   (898 words)

  
 Chicago Sun-Times - Sports - Wolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Wolves followed an emotional Saturday night ceremony for all-time leading scorer Steve Maltais with a 6-5 victory over the Houston Aeros to end their season before a revved-up crowd of 13,113 at Allstate Arena.
The Wolves will miss the playoffs for the first time in their 12-year history, but if the American Hockey League season were to start again next week, coach John Anderson would take the same players and expect a championship.
The Wolves, hungry for a West Division playoff berth, are running as a pack down the AHL stretch.
www.suntimes.com /index/wolves.html   (405 words)

  
 Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Wolves have a very strict dominance/sub-ordinate social structure that is constantly being maintained and reinforced.
New packs are often formed by lone wolves who have broken from a pack, but have been able to find a mate and new territory in which to hunt.
Wolves are believed to howl in order to reconvene the family, announce a kill and for the simple joy of communication.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12205-32569--,00.html   (1966 words)

  
 Wolf Related Stuff
Wolves are expert hunters and prey chiefly on large hoofed animals such as caribou, deer, elk, and moose.
Wolves can live in almost any climate, though they are seldom found in deserts or tropical forests.
Wolves provoke farmers and ranchers by destroying livestock such as sheep, cows, and other such animals.
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/stonekeep/420/wolves.html   (455 words)

  
 Independent Online Edition > Wolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wolves would have faced a Leeds United-style financial meltdown but for the wealth and generosity of Sir Jack Hayward, according to his son and successor as chairman, Rick Hayward, and the club's chief executive, Jez Moxey.
Wolves remain confident of signing the Brazilian Emerson, despite the financial dispute which prevented his arrival in time for tonight's daunting Premiership trip to Manchester United.
Maintaining a distinct Ukrainian theme to their close-season recruitment drive, Wolves yesterday followed the signing of Arsenal's Oleg Luzhny by recruiting Isaac Okoronkwo on a "Bosman" free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk, who won the double in the former Soviet republic around the time Molineux was celebrating promotion to the Premiership.
sport.independent.co.uk /football/wolves   (829 words)

  
 Wolves Reshape Yellowstone National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's plants and animals have changed, scientists say.
Wolves used to live in Yellowstone, which is in the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains (see map).
Wolves have such a big effect on Yellowstone because scientists believe wolves are a keystone species.
news.nationalgeographic.com /kids/2004/03/wolvesyellowstone.html   (529 words)

  
 WildWNC.org : Animals : GRAY WOLF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wolves normally prey mostly on the old, sick, or weakest animals which are the easiest to catch.
The pups, averaging 6 to a litter, are born during the spring in a den dug in the ground.
Wolves have been shot, trapped, and poisoned to the extent that they are no longer found in most areas.
wildwnc.org /af/graywolf.html   (780 words)

  
 EEK! - Critter Corner - Timber Wolf
In 2005, we estimate that there are between 425-455 wolves in 108 packs across the state, mostly in the northern half.
Settlers thought wolves would kill so many deer that there wouldn't be any left for them to feed their families.
It is estimated that there are now between 425-455 wolves in Wisconsin (late winter 2005), enough that the species was reclassified in Wisconsin from threatened to protected.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/wolves.htm   (828 words)

  
 Zoobooks - The Encyclopedia of Animals
Baby wolves get a lot of loving care from the moment they are born: they are well fed, cleaned, and constantly protected.
Today wolves are being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, which is part of their former range.
Since their arrival, rangers have observed that the wolves are not only thriving, but that their prey species are healthier and more alert, too.
www.zoobooks.com /newFrontPage/animals/animalFacts/sniglet_ww.htm   (419 words)

  
 World of Lady Wolf - Wolves
One of the most important and interesting ways wolves communicate is through "body language." A wolf pack is very organized, and the Wolves in the pack live by certain "rules." The biggest rule is that there are leaders and there are followers.
Wolves have a very good sense of smell, which they also use to communicate.
They howl to find other pack members, to let "outside" wolves know where their territory is, or to get the pack excited and ready to hunt.
www.ladywolf.com /wolf.html   (1330 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Wild Wolves | Ed Bangs
Wolves are the parents, the mothers, the fathers, the brothers and sisters that we always hoped we could be.
Scientific research on wolves didn't start until the '50s, and '60s, but people began to learn that these predators have a very important place in the ecosystem and that deer and elk are the magnificent creatures we admire because of the honing effect of predators over many thousands of years.
The wolves are staying pretty much in wilderness areas, or on national forest lands, public lands.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/wolves/bangs.html   (2494 words)

  
 Gray Wolf
Gray wolves are 2- 2.5 feet tall (shoulder height) and their bodies are between 4-5 feet long.
Earlier this century people worldwide believed wolves should be hunted and killed because wolves were killing cattle and deer.
Wolves use their faces and tails to indicate their emotion and status in the pack.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/grayWolf.html   (479 words)

  
 Gray Wolf - National Wildlife Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Estimated Population: There are approximately 2,500+ gray wolves in Minnesota, 321 in Michigan, 335 in Wisconsin, 81 in Montana, 271 in Yellowstone National Park, 285 in Idaho, 7,500-10,000 in Alaska and 57,000 in Canada.
Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone area and central Idaho are listed as threatened, nonessential.
Nine wolves rushed to encircle a male grizzly on a Yellowstone hillside, and a clash of wild titans appeared inevitable.
www.nwf.org /wildlife/graywolf   (560 words)

  
 Wolves - Timber wolf: Minnesota DNR
Among the lower 48 states, Minnesota is unique because it suppports a large number of timber wolves.
Young wolves may leave the pack when they become sexually mature in their second winter.
In Minnesota, wolves eat a variety of large and small animals, but white-tailed deer make up about 80 percent of their diet.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /mammals/wolves   (398 words)

  
 Dances with Wolves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic film which tells the story of a United States cavalry officer in the 1860s who befriends a band of Lakota Indians, sacrificing his career and ties to his own people.
Dances with Wolves was very successful commercially, becoming the highest grossing Western of all time with nearly $184 million in U.S. box office sales [2].
The film was often praised for its accuracy in the portrayal of Native Americans, because it went beyond the simple primitive savage motif of typical Hollywood fare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dances_with_Wolves   (810 words)

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