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The Grey Wolf

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The Grey wolf Life cycle The grey wolf has a life span
up to 7-8 years, some go as far as 10 and more. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Quick Facts: Wolves were nearly hunted to extinction because they were
thought as pest. Diet/Energy Strategy But they can live longer if they
lived in a controlled environment. Wolves are mainly carnivores, but will eat little things such as berries, earthworms, and grass hoppers. They hunt in packs for
bigger prey such as elk
and moose. Wolves can eat up to 22
pounds of meat per day. They need only 2.5
pounds of meat to
survive. Ten to thirteen days, the pups
begin to open there eyes. after 3 weeks, the milk teeth
of the pup come out and they start to explore the dens. Four to five days they start taking short trips out side the den and start eating meat. Six weeks after birth they
can walk a mile, but only with
adult. Six to eight weeks pups start
eating different things other than the mothers milk (weaned). After twelve weeks of age they
start going on hunts with the
pack. 15-28 weeks there milk
teeth are replaced. Seven to eight months
they join the hunt with
the pack. Growth & Development The wolf is a secondary
consumer. Source of Energy: Grass, Berries, Fruits, etc. Primary Consumers: Elk, moose, rabbits, etc. Secondary Consumer: WOLF * No picture for this one. UNKNOWN Tertiary
Consumer Nutrient Cycling One big way wolves contribute to the nutrient cycle is when they take down there prey, the dead body leaves a hotspots of forest fertility by enriching the soil with biochemicals. Bears Bears tend to eat pups. Wolves and bears can live
peacefully and usually avoid each
other. Wolves eat hibernating bears. Ravens Wolves actually play with ravens.
Ravens eat the dead prey of the wolf.
Ravens circle around dead prey and shows the wolf were food is close by. Interactions Cougars Wolves will fight off cougars to keep their prey Wolves will often kill cubs They share an animosity towards each other. Adaptations Mobility: -When grey wolves run after their prey, their toes spread wide so they have traction. -Their footpads and nails help them grip slippery
surfaces while running. -Wolves can run up to 40 miles per hour
to catch up to their prey. - Their muscular body helps with there stamina,
so they can go up to 18 miles at a active
trot. Feeding: -The wolfs jaws can give a 500
pounds of pressure per square
inch. - The wolves stomach can carry 20 pounds of
food. - Their stomach allows them to digest slowly and they can still be active for as long as 14
days without eating. Sensory: - Wolves scene of
smell is 100
time greater than of humans. - Wolves have
reflective retina
which improve
their night
vision. - Wolves hearing is 20 times sharper than of a humans hearing. Other: - Wolves have two coats of fur. - First coat repeals water
and dust, second coat is
for warmth. Work Cited http://www.youtube.com/
Bonnie E. (2002) "Gray Wolf" http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org
"livingwiththewolves"http://www.livingwithwolves.org/index.html
"Wolf country"http://www.wolfcountry.net/
Bump, J.K. (2009) "Wolves keep forest nutrient rich"http://news.mongabay.com
"Wolf interactions with other predators"http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/magic1/Pred.html
Gish, W. "Unique Adaptations of the grey wolf"http://www.ehow.com/info_8435381_unique-adaptations-gray-wolf.html Natural Environment The wolf adapts easily to the features around them. So they are use to a seasonal change.

They live in northern part of the U.S. and most of Europe.
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