Gray Wolf

Timber wolves, often known as gray wolves, are canines with long, bushy tails that frequently have black tips. Their coat color can range from full white to brown or black, although it usually has buffy face markings and is a blend of gray and brown. Gray wolves resemble a giant German shepherd in appearance. The size of wolves varies according on their habitat. Typically, northern wolves are bigger than southern ones. A wolf’s body is about three to five feet long, while its tail is typically one to two feet long. Males and females normally weigh 70 to 145 pounds and 60 to 100 pounds, respectively.


More over two thirds of the United States comprised the gray wolf’s historic range. Alaska, northern Michigan, northern Wisconsin, western Montana, northern Idaho, northeast Oregon, and the Yellowstone region of Wyoming are now home to populations of gray wolves. In eastern Arizona and southwest New Mexico, protected parkland was used to reintroduce Mexican wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf. Wolves can survive in a variety of settings, including deserts, tundra, woods, and forests.


Due to their preference for eating large hoofed animals like deer, elk, bison, and moose, wolves are carnivores. Additionally, they pursue smaller animals including hares, rats, and beavers. Adults may consume 20 pounds of beef at one sitting.