Wolves are sophisticated predators!

Wolves are sophisticated predators and together with other top predators reshape the landscape via trophic cascades. They way of living impact ecosystems! This is again and again confirmed by new studies and researches.

Recently we have been approach by Mr. Reagan Musyoka and with his help we put together a new bunch of fascinating wolf facts to surprised us!

Mapping of wolf by European Wilderness Society

Mapping of wolf by European Wilderness Society

This relationship wolf-human, has been eloquently elucidated across the ages in Paleolithic petroglyphs of dire wolves and other creatures sharp of tooth and claw and in medieval paintings of wolves menacing sheep. Wolves began to recolonize big part of Europe in the early 1990s. Since then we had been hearing them howl from the shoulder of our mountain and occasionally finding their tracks. But only few lucky can seen them!

Just like their domesticated cousins, dogs, wolves are social animals. This means that they live and attack with their pack. Although wild, there are things about wolves that are fascinating. 10 Fascinating Wolf Facts to Surprise You collected by Mr. Reagan Musyoka  you need to know includes:

Tracking of wolf in Carpathian...

Tracking of wolf in Carpathian…

Although dogs and wolves share a common ancestor, they split from the tree of evolution some 34,000 years ago.

They howl for numerous reasons. They howl to get the attention of the other members of their pack while they also howl just for fun. This is the reason why when one wolf howls, the rest of the pack also does the same.

Wolves and dogs have the same number of teeth. Both have a total number of 42 teeth but the wolves’ canines are longer to can easily work their prey.

Wolves have a very sensitive sense of smell. In fact, they have 200 million olfactory cells, thus allowing them to smell other animals more than 1.6 kilometers away.

Full kist of Fascinating Wolf Facts  can be read here

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Vlado Vancura is the Deputy Chairman and Director of wilderness of the European Wilderness Society and is based in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia.

2 Comments

  1. Norman Doak on

    Wolves have been given a bad reputation over the years in children’s stories without any studies being done on their usefulness in nature. Surely a modern approach should be to educate
    people in the truth about wolf usefulness in balancing natural habitats as has been proven in parks and protected areas in the USA although people choose to remain ignorant of the nature of things wild. Norman Doak Johannesburg South Africa

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