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Wolves have bulky coats consisting of two layers. The first layer is made up of tough guard hairs that repel water and dirt. The second is a dense, water-resistant undercoat that insulates. The undercoat is shed in the form of large tufts of fur in late spring or early summer (with yearly variations). A wolf will often rub against objects such as rocks and branches to encourage the loose fur to fall out.


Wolves are large wild canids.

Wolf Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Canis
Species: lupus

Other Names:

Wolf in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans: wolf
Albanian: ulk / ujk
Syriac: deva
Hebrew: deva
Armenian: gayl
Old Armenian: gayl
Asturian: llobu / lloba
Avar: bac
Azeri: canavar / qurd
Baluchi: gurk
Bashkir: bre
Basque: otso
Belarusian: vouk / vaucca
Bengali: nekre
Blackfoot: omahkapi'si
Breton: bleiz / bleizi
Bulgarian: valk / valcca
Burmese: wun balwei
Buryat: ono
Catalan: llop / lloba
Chagatai: bri
Chechen: borz
Cherokee: waya
Chinese Mandarin: lng
Chuvash: kaskar
Coptic: ouonsh
Cornish: bleydh
Cree: mahihkan
Czech: vlk
Danish: ulv / ulve
Dogrib: dga
Dolgan: br
Dutch: wolf
Erzya: vergiz
Esperanto: lupo
Estonian: susi / hunt
Ewe: amegxi
Faroese: lvur
Finnish: susi / hukka
French: loup / louve
Georgian: mgeli
German: Wolf / Wlfin
Gothic: wulfs
Greek: lkos / lkaina
Hebrew: z'v
Hopi: kwewu
Hungarian: farkas
Icelandic: lfur
Indonesian: serigala
Inuktitut: amaruq
Irish: faolch / mac tre / madra alla / madra allta
Italian: lupo
Japanese: okami / katakana / urufu
Jicarilla: baiitso
Kaki Ae: weldok
Karachay-Balkar: br
Karakalpak: bo'ri, qasqir
Karelian: hukku
Kazakh: bri / qasqir
Korean: neukdae
Kumyk: br
Kyrgyz: br / qarisqir
Lakota: shung manitu tanka
Latgalian: vylks
Latin: lupus / lupi / lupa / , lupae
Latvian: vilks / vilcene
Lithuanian: vilkas / , vilke
Lojban: labno
Low German: Wulf
Luxembourgish: Wollef / Wllef
Macedonian: volk
Malay: serigala
Maltese: dib / lupu
Manx: filliu / moddey oaldey
Maori: wuruhi
Eastern Mari: pire
Western Mari: piri
Mingo: uthyni
Mingrelian: geri
Moksha: vrgaz
Mongolian: cono
Montagnais: maikan
Navajo: ma'iitsoh
Nogai: bri
Norwegian: ulv / varg / ulvebinne / ulvinne
Occitan: lop
Ojibwe: ma'iingan / ma'iinganag
Old English: wulf
Old Irish: c, c allaid, fel, felch, macc tre, sdach Old Norse: ulfr
Plains Apache: ba
Polish: wilk / wilczyca / basior / wadera
Portuguese: lobo / loba
Romani: ruv / ruvnyi
Romanian: lup / lupoaica
Russian: volk / volcca
Samogitian: velks
Scottish Gaelic: faol / madadh allaidh
Roman: vuk
Seri: xeecoj / ziix yac caixaj
Slovak: vlk / vlcica
Slovene: volk / volkulja
Southern Altai: br
Swahili: mbwa mwitu
Swedish: varg / ulv
Tajik: gurg
Tamil: onay
Taos: klna
Tatar: bre
Thai: soonakb / mbpaa
Tok Pisin: weldok
Turkish: kurt / bri
Turkmen: bri / gurt / mjek
Tuvan: br
Ukrainian: vovk / vovccja
Uzbek: qashqir
Veps: hndikaz
Vietnamese: si
Welsh: blaidd
West Frisian: wolf
Western Apache: machoh / bachoh
Yakut: br
Yiddish: volf
Zulu: impisi


Conservation Status:

Size: Wolves are 36 to 63 inches in length, they have tails that are 13 to 20 inches long. Wolves weigh 40 to 175 lbs. Wolves stand 26 to 32 inches at their shoulder. Male wolves are typically larger then their female counterparts.

Habitat: Wolves are found in Canada and portions of the United States.

Description: Wolves are slender, powerfully built animals with a sloping back. Wolves are heavily muscled and they have a thick coat.

Diet: Wolves eat deer, moose, caribou, elk, bison, musk-oxen and beaver. Wolves will also eat voles and mice if food is scarce.

Senses: Wolves have excellent vision and exceptional hearing.

Communication: Wolves communicate using scent marking, vocalizations, visual displays, and body postures. Wolves have a complex vocal communication that consists of: whines, growls and howls.

Did You Know?

Wolves are the largest members of the Canidae family, which includes domestic dogs, coyotes, dingoes, African hunting dogs, many types of foxes, and several kinds of jackals.

Gestation: Wolves carry their young for 63 days.

Birth: Wolves give birth to litters of 4 to 7 wolf pups. A wolf is approximately 1 lb at birth.

Sexually Mature: Male and female wolves typically mate for life. Wolves reach sexual maturity between 1 to 2 years of age.

Life Span: Wolves typically live 6 to 8 years in the wild, but they can live for up to 13 years. Mortality rates for wolf pups are as high as 50%!

Did You Know?

Gray wolves can be white, black, tan, brown, or a combination of tans, browns, and black.

Social Structure: Wolves travel, hunt and live in packs. A wolf pack contains an alpha couple, that includes a mating pair. Wolves develop strong social bonds and connections. The pack has a social hierarchy.

Wolf Gifts




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