Gray Wolf. By : Shelbie. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS. The gray wolf’s length is 4.5 -6.5 feet. The weight of the gray wolf is 35–130 lbs. The color of the gray wolf is grizzled gray or black to all white. Lifespan. Some gray wolf have lived 7-8 years in the wild.
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Gray Wolf By : Shelbie
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS • The gray wolf’s length is 4.5 -6.5 feet. • The weight of the gray wolf is 35–130 lbs. • The color of the gray wolf is grizzled gray or black to all white.
Lifespan • Some gray wolf have lived 7-8 years in the wild. • But some have lived 10 years or more.
Eating habits/diet • The gray wolf is a carnivore. • The gray wolf eats, elk, deer, moose, beavers, rabbits, and other small prey.
population • There are 7,000 to 11,000 wolves in Alaska. • There are more than 5,000 gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
Habitat/Range • The gray wolf lives in forests in the United States. • The gray wolf is sometimes killed in these parts of the United States: Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, and other states.
Adaptations • The gray wolf’s thick fur keeps it warm. • The gray wolf’s camouflage helps it hide from prey. • The gray wolf’s teeth help them eat prey.
Fun facts • The gray wolf hunts in packs 4-7 on average. • The gray wolf is the largest member of the canine family. • The gray wolf resembles German Shepherds or malamutes.
Endangered Because • Farmers kill the gray wolf because of livestock losses. • The gray wolf is also endangered because of habitat loss.
Reference Defenders of the Wild. 2012. www.defenders.org