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call of the wild

Call of the Wild

by, Jack London

Watch this video about wolves

The Iditarod is a dog sled race in Alaska

Think you know a lot about wolves? Test yourself

Wolves live and hunt in packs of around six to ten animals. They are known to roam large distances, perhaps 12 miles (20 kilometers) in a single day. These social animals cooperate on their preferred prey—large animals such as deer, elk, and moose. When they are successful, wolves do not eat in moderation. A single animal can consume 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meat at a sitting. Wolves also eat smaller mammals, birds, fish, lizards, snakes, and fruit.Wolfpacks are established according to a strict hierarchy, with a dominant male at the top and his mate not far behind. Usually this male and female are the only animals of the pack to breed. All of a pack's adults help to care for young pups by bringing them food and watching them while others hunt.

See what it takes to lead a dog sled team to victory

Hike: Get the dogs movingGee : Turn rightHaw: Turn leftEasy : Slow downMusher : One that drives sled dogsMushing: The act of driving sled dogsLead dog: Dog that steers the sled dog team and regulates speedWheel dog: Dogs closest to the sledSled: Wooden rig the dogs pull in the snow and on which you standSnowless rigs : Also called training carts.Take the place of the sled when there is no snow.

"Call of the Wild" takes place in Alaska and the Klondike region of Canada

The Klondike gold rush began in July of 1897 when two ships docked in San Francisco and Seattle carrying miners returning from the Yukon with bags of gold. The press was alerted and papers carried the story to the masses.Soon, miners of all shapes and sizes, called "stampeders", were on their way to the gold fields. Within six months, approximately 100,000 gold-seekers set off for the Yukon. Only 30,000 completed the trip.

Klondike Gold Rush

Types of Sled Dogs


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