Wolves/wolfdogs may possibly be some of the most misunderstood creatures; they are highly intelligent, extremely loyal, and compassionate. They mate for life, have families, and live in packs. It is a common misconception that wolves seek to harm humans. Wolves are actually afraid of humans; their only true predator is man..
Studies have shown that 60-90% of mortalities in wolves are through human causes via trapping, poisoning, and hunting..
- Wolves are not the "Big Bad Wolf" as portrayed in fairy tales. They are timid around humans.
- Extinct in many areas of the world; places where they use to run freely and live their life to no avail..
- Wolves are so often hunted because they are viewed as a 'threat' to farmers and ranchers. However, according to data released by the USDA in 2011, wolves contributed to less than 1% of all cattle and sheep losses. Wolves do not prefer livestock, and will typically only view it as prey if there is nothing else.
- Wolves help balance the ecosystem. Wolves are carnivorous, feeding on herbivores (animals that feed on plant life such as moose, elk, deer, rabbit, and mice). Many of these animals tend to eat large amounts of roots, saplings, shoots, crops, and other plant material. Therefore, crops tend to thrive more lively when the wolves are around. This is the balance of life, and wolves are a crucial part of this tenuous balance. Wolf spelled backwards is flow~
- The average life expectancy of a wolf in the wild is 6-8 years, but in captivity they enjoy a lifespan of up to 13-18 years.
- When wolves do well, biodiversity thrives.
- Wolves have a complex social hierarchy. The pack usually consists of 4-8 wolves, including the Alpha male and female, though larger packs may have two pairs of Alpha male and females to provide structure and insure protection of the pack. Their rank is usually determined by their size and health.
- Wolves rarely bark; but they do howl. At any time of day or night. To call to their pack. To communicate to other packs when a large and favorite prey has been discovered. They howl for sheer joy. They howl in warning and in loss.
- The world has already lost 7 different species of wolves.
- ~Extinction is forever~