Wolves belong to mammalian class. They are placed in canid or canine family and are in fact the largest among them except a few dog species. They possess large and sharp canines, which makes them efficient carnivores. These help them in tearing flesh and cracking bones of their prey. Due this reason they are placed in canine family of mammals. Their size ranges depending upon their habitat. Their size ranges in length from 40 to 65 inches. Their weight also varies. As some are just 55 pounds when fully grown. While some other cans be up to 200 pounds. In this article, I have collected some wolf pictures below.
Wolves express highly social behavior. They live in groups called pack. A pack is a large family group consisting of 6 or 7 to 15 members. Pack is governed by an alpha male and female, which have many subordinate offspring. The alpha wolves decide the time of traveling and hunting for a pack. They are the first comers to eat the kill. Average life span of wolves is between 5 or 6 years but with ideal conditions available, they can live up to 15 years. They belong to the group of opportunistic feeders and feed on animals from smaller mammals as beavers and rabbits to large animals like deer, elk and moose etc. Wolf pictures below will help you about their looks.
Wolves live in a variety of habitats as forests, mountains, deserts, tundra and swamps. They live in dens in these habitats. Wolves communicate with each other by facial expressions and tail position. They also communicate by howling, growling and barking. There are many kinds of wolves. These are: gray wolf , arctic wolf, Siberian wolf, Mexican wolf, mountain wolf, great plain wolf, eastern timber wolf, red wolf, black wolf and many more. As predators they play a major role to maintain natural ecosystem. Among wolves the gray wolves are the endangered ones and need to be preserved. I have collected some wolf pictures from all of these type. I hope you will likes these: