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Gray Wolf
The largest canid in the world, the gray wolf spends most of its life in packs, usually of five to ten individuals, that are led by the so-called alpha pair, the only male and female in the pack to breed. Occasionally the wolf hunts and forages alone. However, when preying on large animals such as moose and deer, it will hunt with the pack, using a variety of strategies, such as pushing its prey toward a rendez-vous point where other pack members wait in ambush. The wolf uses a haunting howl to keep the pack together. High-ranking adults also communicate by scent-marking with u...
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Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae
Resembling a German shepherd dog, the wolf measures 4 1/2 to 6 feet long, including its tail. It stands 26 to 34 inches at the shoulder, and weighs 70 to 110 pounds. Females are generally five to 10 pounds lighter than males. Its coloring ranges from white to black with combinations of gold, tan, brown and rust (a single litter can contain many colors). The wolf's canine teeth may be 2 inches long. The species of gray wolf common today has existed for over 100,000 years.
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