The Truth About Wolves

white wolf

Wolves are not the vicious monsters, we sometimes think they are. They are wild animals, and they are carnivores, but very few wolves have attacked humans. Documented cases have shown that most wolf attacks come from sick wolves, especially when they are sick with rabies. Most of the bad press they receive, comes from wolves attacking livestock. Ranchers and farmers, understandably consider them a menace, cutting into their business.

from wyomingpublicmedia.orgThe Gray Wolf is the most numerous wolf in North America. It is also called the Timber Wolf, and Western Wolf, and is closely related to the Eurasian Wolf, which can be found in places like Iran. There are more than 37 sub-species of the Gray Wolf. This includes Black Wolves, and quite possibly the White Wolves, known as Artic Wolves.

Wolves are closely related to dogs, and are in the Canis family of animals. Wolves can successfully breed with dogs, coyotes, and even jackals. They produce fertile offspring in all of these cases. By the way, it is believed that Black Wolves receive their color from breeding through dog bloodlines. Half of the wolves in Yellowstone National Park are reported to be black. black wolf in snow

I have included a wonderful video of wolves singing, and talking to each other. We call it howling. Doesn’t the word “howling” sound scary? I wish these wolves were in the wild, and you will see a person in the film, but I have chosen it because of how beautiful the animals are, and the quality of the sound.

Wolves are also one of the most studied animals on the planet. Please listen to them sing!

 

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

Writing © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

images from google

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18 thoughts on “The Truth About Wolves

  1. this is beautiful, thank you for the link. Wolves are some of the most beautiful creatures of the animal kingdom.

  2. Call of the wild-beautiful! A friend of mine has a Samoyed dog which looks so similar to a white wolf, gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful creatures…I like your post, I have a white wolf, so the video made
    me smile, sounded just like Maya 🙂
    Thank you for sharing you with us
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

      1. Thank you so much. I also love nature, and especially many animals.
        You are very good at this style of blogging, and it’s really a pleasure to view your posts.

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