Wolves

Wolves

There are three different species of wolves. Most people are familiar with the gray wolf of which there are five subspecies. Wolves are in the same family as dogs.

About Wolves

The gray wolf or grey wolf (Canis lupus) is a species of canid native to the wilderness and remote areas of North America, Eurasia, and North Africa. It is the largest member of its family, with males averaging 43_45 kg (95_99 lb), and females 36_38.5 kg (79_85 lb). It is similar in general appearance and proportions to a German shepherd, or sled dog, but has a larger head, narrower chest, longer legs, straighter tail and bigger paws. Its winter fur is long and bushy, and predominantly a mottled gray in colour, although nearly pure white, red, or brown to black also occur.