1. Artic wolves hunt
the abundant Artic hares--which can weigh up to 12 pounds each and
travel in large herds.
2. The beauty and genius of a
work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression
be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer;
but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no
more; another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one
can be again. William Beebe
3. A wolf's coat has two
layers; a soft, light-colored, dense undercoat for warmth and a top
coat of long quard hairs that shed moisture.
4. Wolves often use a fixed
stare or glare as a means of dominating another wolf. This is
particularly true of the alpha wolves in a pack.
5. The Common wolf was plentiful
enough at one time to inhabit Europe and the entire forest of
Russia. This medium-sized wolf with dark, coarse fur now has far
6. Scent marks are a type of
message left by wolves for members of their own packs and for
unwanted visitors who have wandered into claimed territory.
7. The first job of hunting
wolves is to locate prey. These fierce and adept hunters will travel
20 miles or more each day in search of food.
8. The nose of wild canids--including
the wolf--is moist, which helps increase the particles of scent
absorbed. Their heightened sense of smell is great news for wolves
but not so great for their prey.
9. Early Anglo-Saxon heroes and
kings--such as Beowolf--often added the suffix 'wolf' to their names
to denote their courage, tenacity, strength, and fighting ability.
10. The wolf is fiercely loyal,
intelligent, playful, and cooperative. Many of the qualities man
admires in the wolf are qualities we value in our own friends and