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Grey Wolves are two to two and a half feet tall at the shoulder height. They are four to five feet long in their body length. The average make weighs about 90 lbs. and the female 80 lbs. They are able to run at speeds up to 35 mph and can jump up to 12 ft.
8-25 members are the average size of a pack. The leader, better known as the alpha make, will mate only with the alpha female of the pack. Usually they are the only ones in the pack to mate and do so for life.
The average litter is 2-14 pups. The other females help with the care and raising of the pups. The pups are usually able to travel with the pack by the age of 3-5 months.
Presently, the gray wolf inhabits Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin; also a very large geographical range in Alaska and Canada. They are in Europe, Middle East and in Asia as well. They once inhabited Israel and Egypt.
Approximately 2,500 wolves are in the lower forty eight states and 10,000 are in Alaska. Recently, 30 wolves were reintroduced into the habitat of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Wolves Communicate through howling, body language and scent. Howling is used to assemble the pack, talk to other packs, to assert their territorial claim or as a source of pleasure as when a new litter is born. On a calm night howls can be heard as far as 120 miles away. Wolves use their faces and tails to indicated emotion and status in the pack.