Grey Wolf

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Grey Wolf

Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: Carnivora

Wolves have bilateral symmetry.

Wolves have a complete digestive system. However their requirment for meat is caused because the have less bacteria and more acids and enzymes. It is a carnivore.

Common Characteristics on the Canis Genus include a more "articulate" skull than the cat family. Members of the Canis genus have large canine teeth used for killing prey. Being mamals they have hair. They have also adapted better senses than humans, mainly smell and hearing. The average hight of the grey wolf is 80 – 85 cm. Top speeds reach is 50 – 60 km/h. They have a mass of 40 kg on average.

Wolves move on four legs.

1. After the last wolf was killed in Yellowstone National Park in 1926, a wolf reintroduction program was implemented in 1995. The program is considered to be a great success—the wolves are reproducing at a rapid rate, and there are currently around 100 wolves in the park.2. Wolves are frequently mentioned in human folklore. In Roman mythology, the Wolf-Goddess Lupa finds Romulus and Remus, future founders of Rome, as infants and nurses them until a shepherd took them in.3. Wolves typically hunt within territories, ranging from 50 to 1,000 square miles.4. Wolf pups are born blind and deaf, and must be cared for until they mature at around ten months of age.5. On average, gray wolves will eat 20 to 30 pounds of meat in one meal, but have also been known to go up to 14 days between meals with no ill effects.Interesting Facts taken from : http://www.worldwildlife.org/blogs/good-nature-travel/posts/ten-interesting-facts-about-gray-wolves

Interesting Facts

Wolves are Vertibrates

Classification

Grey Wolf

Family: CanidaeGenus: CanisSpecies: Canis Lupis

Habitat: Wolves can exist in almost any habitat but they are mostly found in the northern hemosphere specifically in northern north america, northern europe, and northern asia.

Wolves use body language, scent marking, barking, growling and howling to ocommunicate.

Wolves in general are very smart creatures. They hunt in units. Woolves do not migrate but they do follow migrating herds. They essencially follow the food.

Wolves have a nervous system that affects everything that it does.


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