Yellowstone Wolf in Woods

(above) Yellowstone Wolf in Woods by Jeremy Weber used under the Creative Commons license

Wolves live in family groups called packs. A pack is usually made up of a male parent, a female parent, their pups and a few other adult wolves who are the older brothers and sisters. The pack works together to hunt for food and to take care of the pups.  more info...

The wolf is a large member of the canine family. It is not known for sure just when the divergence occurred that split the ancestors of our domestic dog, C. familiaris, from the grey wolf, C. lupis, but it us thought to have occurred about four million years ago  more info...

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Shubenacadie Wildlife Park's Night Walking Tour, Video of Wolves.

mythThere have many stories and fables written about wolves, some like "little Red Riding Hood",and stories about Werewolves have made the wolf a symbol of evil, a monster to some, The wolf was often portrayed as the Anti-Christ, epitome of evil. There are also many legends of wolves as noble creatures who can teach us many things.  more info...

PupsWolves kill only to eat - to survive. Because wolves usually hunt for large animals, (although wolves are opportunistic and will eat smaller prey) they work together to catch their prey. Wolves will eat a healthy, strong animal if they can catch it.(Wolves need an average of three to ten pounds of meat each day).  more info...

DensIn a normal den, the birthing chamber lies at the end of a tunnel that may be up to 15 feet long in soft soil. The den is often slightly elevated above the rest of the tunnel, and no den-lining material is used. The birthing chamber is usually about three feet in diameter and about two feet high. Wolves may change dens though the year, moving thier pups a mile or more. This may occur because of parasitic infestation of the den or because of a disturbance of the den by humans or other animals.  more info...