10 Fun Facts About Wolves

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Wolves are the ultimate hunting predator and top of the food chain. The only threat to the wolf is human hunters. Read the facts below for more information on this endangered species.


1
In order for a new wolf cub to urinate, its mother has to massage its belly with her warm tongue.

2
Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them.

3
A male wolf and female wolf that mate usually stay together for life. They are devoted parents and maintain sophisticated family ties.

4
A hungry wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal, which is akin to a human eating one hundred hamburgers.

5
The Aztecs used wolf liver as an ingredient for treating melancholy.

6
The Greeks believed that if someone ate meat from a wolf-killed lamb, he or she ran a high risk of becoming a vampire.

7
The Japanese word for wolf means "great god."

8
Once the world’s most widely distributed mammal, the gray wolf’s range has been reduced by one-third.

9
Wolf pups are born blind and deaf, and must be cared for until they mature at around ten months of age.

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The wolf is an ultimate predator at the top of the food chain and is only threatened by humans.