1. Aesop's "The Lamb and the
A wolf pursued a Lamb, who fled for
refuge to a certain Temple. The wolf called out to him and said,
"The Priest will slay you in sacrifice if he should catch
you" .On which the Lamb replied, "It would be
better for me to be sacrificed in the Temple than be eaten by
2. During the Civil War, General
Ulysses S. Grant said he heard a pack of "not more than 20
wolves" while his troops were traveling. However, when he
reached the pack he realized that only two wolves had made the
3. Wolves howling in a chorus use
wavering or modulated howls to make it difficult for rival packs
to determine their location and size. In addition, as the
sounds move through the air and bounce off objects and echo, they
become even more confusing to others. This phenomenon is called
the Beau Geste Effect.
4. Aesop's "The Dog and the
A gaunt Wolf was almost dear with
hunger when he happened to meet a Dog who was passing by,
"Ah, Cousin," said the Dog. "I knew how it would
be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. Why do you
not work steadily as I do and get your food regularly given to
you?" "I would have no objection," said the
Wolf, "if I could only get a place." "I will
easily arrange that for you" said the Dog. "Come with me
to my master and you shall share my work." So the Wolf
and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way
there, the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the
Dog's neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had
come about. "Oh, it is nothing," said the Dog.
"That is only the place where the collar is put on at night
to keep me chained up, it chafes a bit but one soon gets used to
it. "Is that all?" said the Wolf. "Then
good-bye to you, Master Dog."
Moral: Better to starve free than be a
5. The position of a wolf's ears can be
used to tell where it stands in the pack's hierarchy. Alpha
wolves always keep their ears erect, while lower ranking wolves
often keep them flattened, particularly when they approach an
6. The largest wolf on record was
captured in Alaska and weighed in at 175 pounds.
7. The Maned wolf is known by some as
the Stilt-legged fox and has the characteristics of a wolf, dog,
fox and hyena. Maned wolves are about three feet tall shoulder
height and weigh about 50 pounds. They have golden-red fur with
black legs and black manes.
8. The front paws of wolves have five
digits, including a dew claw--and their back paws have four
digits. Wolves walk on their toes, which allows their paw
cushions to absorb the impact of rough spots on the ground, for
greater comfort, agility and speed.
9. Now I see the secret of the making
of the best person. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and
sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman.
10. In Native-American myth, Cin-an-ev
is a wolf culture-hero and trickster of the Ute Indians