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Enjoy our fast, fun wolf facts in a useful fact file format. Find out answers to questions like: Where do Wolves live? How long do wolves live and how old was the oldest recorded wolf? How much do they weigh?

  • Wolves are the largest members of the Canidae family.
  • Among true wolves, two species are recognized: grey wolves and red wolves.
  • The Japanese word for wolf means “great god.”
    Wolf Facts

    A hungry wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal.

  • Adolph Hitler (whose first name means “lead wolf”) was fascinated by wolves.
  • Wolves can hear as far as six miles away in the forest.
  • Wolves lives up to 13 years in wild (usually 6 to 8 years) and up to 16 years in captivity.
  • A wolf can run about 20 miles (32 km) per hour.
  • Wolves live together in family group called a wolf pack.
  • A wolf pack may contain just two or three animals, or it may be 10 times as large.
  • A male wolf is called a dog, a female is called a bitch and offspring are called pups.
  • Wolf pups are born both deaf and blind and weigh only one pound.
  • A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old.
  • A male and female that mate usually stay together for life.

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