Wolves are social animals and usually live in packs consisting of eight to 12. Here, the "Gibbons" wolf pack, named after its territory in the Gibbon Meadows of Yellowstone National Park, takes a rest in the snowy landscape. Despite the "gray wolf" name, the wolves' coats range in color from black and gray to nearly white.
Credit: National Park Service
Wolves are large carnivores — the largest member of the dog, or Canid, family. Wolves are common to all parts of the Northern Hemisphere. They are usually shy and cautious around humans but unlike the dog, have not been domesticated at all.
The most common type of wolf is the gray wolf, or timber wolf. Adult grey wolves are 4 to 6.56 feet (120 to 200centimeters) long and weigh about 40 to 175 pounds (18 to 79 kilograms). Just like its name, the gray wolf typically has thick gray fur, although pure white or all black variations exist. Another common species, the red wolf, is a bit smaller. They grow to around 4.5 to 5.5 feet long (137.16 to 167.64 cm) and weight 50 to 80 pounds (23 to 36 kg), according to the Defenders of Wildlife organization. The Eastern wolf, also known as Great Lakes wolf, Eastern timber wolf, Algonquin wolf or deer wolf, has been deemed a distinct species from their western cousins, according to a review by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists. Eastern wolves used to live in the northeastern United States, but now remain only in southeastern Canada.
Wolves are my favourite animals.
They are amazing animals and they are vary friendly animals if they are tame if they are not tame and they are wild wolves they are not friendly!