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6 Cards in this Set

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Author: Seymour Simon
Jacket and Cover Photograph: Joe Mcdonald
Photos in book: Tom and Pat Leeson,
Alan and Sandy Carey, Lynne M Stone,
Bob Winsett, Tom Stack,
Thomas Kitchin, Rolf Peterson, and Art Wolfe

Wolves are carnivores (meat eaters)
Elk, Carbou, Moose, Deer, Rodents,
small animals, Fox, and Coyote.
1.Height: 3feet
2.Weight: as much as 130 pounds
3. Males are usually bigger than females
4.Built for Endurance (long distance)
not for speed.
5. Social predators- they hunt in packs with
the strong in the front and the weak in the back.
Extra Facts:
1.Wolves need to eat at least 2 and ½ pounds a day
just to live. They don’t get to eat every day
so they will at as much as 22 pounds at once.
2. The pack is led by a strong male and a strong female.
They are called Alpha.
3. Wolves have narrow chests and powerful backs.
This helps them go for long distances at only ten miles per hour.
4. Wolves will eat smaller animals on their own.
Extra Facts:
5. Wolves will eat carrion (dead, decaying flesh) if they can’t find
live prey.
6. They will eat berries if they have to.
7. Adult wolves sometimes feed young pups by regurgitating (throwing up) partly digested food for them
1. Found in large numbers in Alaska and Canada and smaller numbers in Pacific Northwest
and upper Midwest (Minnesota).
2. Wolves live on prairies, forest lands, and mountains.
3. Wolves live in caves, hollow tree trunks, or holes in the grounds. This is their den or lair.
4. In the spring, females have litters of one to eleven pups. The pups normally stay with the parents until the following winter but may remain much longer.
5. Gray wolves were once abundant throughout much of North America, Urasia, and the Middle East.
6. Under the Endangered Species Act, the gray wolf is listed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as threatened in Minnesota and as an endangered species elsewhere in the United States except Alaska.
7. Wolves, like humans, are very adaptable to different climates and surroundings.