Wolf Facts – 70 Uncanny Facts About Wolfs

Grey Wolf Facts

Gray wolves are the largest of all the canines.

The North American gray wolf population was 2 million in 1600 and today the population is 65,000. The world population is 150,000.

Gray wolves are known by many names including timber wolf, tundra wolf, plains wolf, Mexican wolf, and common wolf.

Gray wolf is one of the world’s best known and well researched animals, with more books written about it than any other animals.

Wolves have the largest bite pressure of any canines.

The gestation period of wolves is 63 days.

Wolfs primarily prey on elk, moose, caribou, bison and white tail deer.

Wolves don’t make good guard dogs because they are afraid of unfamiliar and hide from visitors rather bark at them.

Tapetum lucidum is the light reflecting layer on a wolf’s eye that causes its eye to glow in dark and may also facilitate night vision.

When warm breath is condensed against the wolf fur, it does not collect ice.