1. One wolf in the pack (usually
the alpha wolf) will start a howling session by pointing it's nose
towards the sky and howling, and the other members of the pack
will soon join in excitedly. Each pack member howls on it's
2. Wolves communicate mainly in three ways; visual signals,
including facial expressions, vocalization, and scent marking.
3. Isle Royale, a small island
north of the upper peninsula of Michigan in Lake Superior, boasts
the largest number of wolves and moose per square mile in the
4. Gray wolves are protected
under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species in
Minnesota and as an endangered species in the lower 48 states.
Wolf populations number 5,900 to 7,200 in Alaska and are not
considered endangered or threatened in this territory.
5.Play is much more common among wolves than aggressive behavior.
Restrained bites and wrestling are normal wolf play patterns.
6.Nature will always maintain her
rights, and prevail in the end over any abstract reasoning
whatsoever - David Hume
7.Wolves are descendants of an ancestor called a "Creodont,
which lived about 100 million years ago. This carnivore is common
to all modern carnivores, including cats, dogs, and bears.
8.A wolf pack (on average) usually
eats the equivalent of one deer each week (One caribou
equals about two deer, and one moose equals about six deer).
9.Today,European wolves can be found in the mountainous regions of
Spain, Portugal, and Italy, and in Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakis,
Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Finland, and the former
10. There is no need for man,
and no demand for man, in nature, it is complete with him. -
William Graham Sumner.