The Timber wolf is not a very common wolf. It
became endangered in the 1950s. Before this they had food, shelter, and space.
They could roam the wild, but people started building roads and communities.
They started hunting them because some people believed that wolves were the
devil in disguise. The wolves were killing peoples sheep, so they felt like
the had to kill the wolves.
The Timber wolves change their fur once a year. They have two coats of fur;
the outside one is double protection but the inner keeps them really warm.
The winter fur helps the wolves survive in low temperatures. Though the fur
in summer gives off greater perspiration.
All the hair in the main is connected to muscles so he or she can raise their
fur to look threatening. It is also a way to tell other wolves to stay away.
Some Timber wolves have a grayish colored coat. Others have white coats in
the arctic, and pitch black in other places. These wolves have very strong
jaws. They have bushy tails and can run up to 40-45 mph. their average weight
is 45-100 pounds, however there have been Timber wolves found up to 175 pounds;
their fur adds a lot of that weight.
Timber wolves are able to communicate with each other. They use facial expressions,
You can hear a wolf howl up to six miles away. Wolves howl at any time. One
myth is that wolves howl at a full moon. It is thought that they howl at a
full moon because it gives off some light so they can catch their prey more
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