Common Name: Gray Wolf
Scientific Name: (Canis lupus)
Nick Name: Lone Wolf
Profile: Adult Gray Wolves are snow white, pure black, and every shade in between. Gray Wolves will generally travel in packs. They will be led by a male, the lead male is called the alpha male. All other members of the pack are submissive to this male. He is helped by an alpha female. Commonly this is the only pair in the pack that will breed during the breeding season. But all members of the pack will care for and protect the pups.
Habitat: These Wolves live in the Northern United States and Canada. They live mainly in forrest, and other remote areas.
Reproduction: Females can have as many as 8 pups. Pups will be born with gray, dark brown, or black coats.
When it is time for a snack: Wolves like to eat elk, deer, and other large animals. Wolves hunt in packs. They will surround a heard of animals, and begin chasing them. They will then site in on a baby, old, weak, or hurt animal, this is why they are key to nature. Wolves prevent over populating of a species.
General: Wolves have just recently been reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and Idaho. The wolves that are now there are doing well, but because of cut backs in the program, no more wolves will be reintroduced in these areas in 1997. To learn more about this try this link. http://www.greywolf.com/greywolf.html