Interesting random Wolf facts for kids

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Interesting Wolf facts for kids

#1

In order for a new wolf cub to urinate, its mother has to massage its belly with her warm tongue.

#2

The Vikings wore wolf skins and drank wolf blood to take on the wolves spirit in battle. They also viewed real wolves as battle companions or hrægifr.

#3

The earliest drawings of wolves are in caves in southern Europe and date from 20,000 B.C.

#4

Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them.

#5

The autoimmune disease Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE), or lupus, literally means wolf redness, because in the eighteenth century, physicians believed the disease was caused by a wolf bite.

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#6

Wolves are the largest members of the Canidae family, which includes domestic dogs, coyotes, dingoes, African hunting dogs, many types of foxes, and several kinds of jackals.

#7

Wolves run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn quickly and to prevent their paw pads from wearing down.

#8

Wolves have about 200 million scent cells. Humans have only about 5 million. Wolves can smell other animals more than one mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

#9

A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old.

#10

A male and female wolf that mate usually stay together for life. They are devoted parents and maintain sophisticated family ties.

#11

Wolf gestation is around 65 days. Wolf pups are born both deaf and blind and weigh only one pound.

#12

Under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles on the open tundra.

#13

Wolves were once the most widely distributed land predator the world has ever seen. The only places they didn’t thrive were in the true desert and rainforests.

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#14

Among true wolves, two species are recognized: Canis lupus (often known simply as gray wolves), which includes 38 subspecies, such as the gray, timber, artic, tundra, lobos, and buffalo wolves. The other recognized species is the red wolf (Canis rufus), which are smaller and have longer legs and shorter fur than their relatives. Many scientists debate whether Canis rufus is a separate species.

#15

Immense power is concentrated in a wolf’s jaw. It has a crushing pressure of nearly 1,500 pound per square inch (compared with around 750 for a large dog). The jaws themselves are massive, bearing 42 teeth specialized for stabbing, shearing, and crunching bones. Their jaws also open farther than those of a dog.

#16

The North American gray wolf population in 1600 was 2 million. Today the population in North America is approximately 65,000. The world population is approximately 150,000.

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#17

A hungry wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal, which is akin to a human eating one hundred hamburgers.

#18

A wolf pack may contain just two or three animals, or it may be 10 times as large.

#20

An average size wolf produces roughly 1.2 cubic inches of sperm.

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