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The wolf can run at 40 miles per hour during the chase. 1)

Big distances

Wolves are known for covering long distances. They can cover as much as 12 miles in a single day. 2)

Better hearing

A wolf's hearing is twenty times better than a human's. 3)


According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), there are three species and nearly 40 subspecies of wolves, so they come in different sizes. The most common type of wolf is the gray wolf or red wolf. 4)

Traveling packs

Wolf packs in the far North often travel hundreds of milometers yearly, following roaming packs. 5)

Average speed

Wolves have long paws and spend most of their time trotting at 5 miles per hour. 6)

Mating for life

Once a wolf finds a mate, they tend to stay together for better or worse, through sickness and health, often until death. 7)

Romus and Remulus

In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus were bred by wolves. 8)

Strength in numbers

Wolves hunt and travel in packs. The packs have a leader, known as the alpha male. Each pack protects its territory from intruders and may even kill other wolves that are not part of that pack. 9)

Werewolf legend

The terrifying werewolf legend has its roots in ancient Greece, where Zeus turned King Lycaon of Arcadia into a wolf after being insulted. 10)

Highly territorial

Wolves are highly territorial animals and usually establish territories much larger than they need to survive to ensure a steady supply of live game. 11)

Two layers of fur

Wolves have two layers of fur: an undercoat and a top layer, which allow them to survive in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius. In warmer weather, they flatten their fur to keep cool. 12)


Some people believe they suffer from lycanthropy - the belief that they can turn into wolves. 13)

Ancestors of dogs

The wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dog breeds. 14)


In the books of G.R.R. Martin's “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and in the TV series, a direwolf is a semi-mythical variety of wolf. The first season of the TV series “Game of Thrones” featured Northern Inuit Dogs as direwolves. 15)

wolves.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/26 06:38 by aga