Grey wolves


Grey wolves or timber wolves are the largest members of all the animals in the family of Canidae. Existing since the late Pleistocene period, which was around 300,000 years ago, grey wolves are actually ice age survivors from a more ancient point in time.


Grey wolves are known as apex predators in habitats or ecosystems that they live in. Wolves commonly live and can be found in forests, mountains, tundras, deserts, grasslands, and taigas. Some grey wolves even end up as scavengers in urban areas.

The size of grey wolves tend to vary, depending on which part of the world they can be found. They usually tend to be bigger the higher their habitat is. In general, grey wolves stand from paw to shoulder at a range of 26-38 inches and weigh from as light as 44 lbs to as much as 150 lbs. Their maximum statistics make grey wolves the largest of all animals that are classified as wild canids. There have even been rare discoveries of 170 lbs grey wolves in the area of Alaska, Canada, and the former Soviet Union.

Female grey wolves have a considerably more narrow muzzles or snouts and foreheads. Female grey wolves are also a little bit shorter with legs covered in smoother fur. Male wolves on the other hand, have more massive shoulders compared to their female counterparts.