As depicted in the movies, wolves are seen as vicious creatures that just love to hunt anyone down. Though it may be right since they’re carnivores and live on preying and hunting other small animals, there are so many interesting facts about wolves in love and wolves in the wild that you’re going to LOVE!
Children’s stories and the Wolves
Ever since we were little we read different stories of wolves in the wild that showed their ferocious side. Children’s books written by Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and Charles Perrault’s most famous story is of the ‘Big Bad Wolf’.
Or the one in which Little Red Riding Hood is trying to escape from the wolf but he tends to wear her grandma’s clothes to prey on her. They’re shown as crazy, angry, hungry for their prey all-the-time kind of creatures.
Wolves as metaphors
When we think of a squirrel, we always see an animal who minds her own business and doesn’t really give a crap about what’s going on in the world except for their nuts. Similarly, wolves are used in metaphors for evilness, trickery, and cruelty.
This article will make you change your mind about wolves as you’ll see wolves in love and wolves mate for life.
Grey Wolves…are they really grey?
Typically, grey wolves ARE grey! There are, although, whites and black-ish as well as a little brown. A normal wolf can weigh up to 175 pounds and can be 4 to 6 feet long, pretty scary in the wild if you ask us!
Sorry to break it to you but..
Wolves are NOT as dangerous as you have made their image in your head, to be very frank. You have never heard an attack on humans by wolves in the wild mainly because they never have! At least in the past 100 years, there hasn’t even been one lethal attack by a wolf.
The wolves in the wild mark their territory by the amount of prey present for them in one specific place.
A wolf in love can travel for miles in search of a mate and mark the territory to be theirs over a hundred of the square miles.Whereas another wolf in the wild doesn’t necessarily travel that long but only 20 square miles.
Wolves Mate for Life
That is true because the alpha female of the packmates once a year from either late January to early March or early April. To keep the pack numbers down, the mother usually gives birth to 4 or 6 wolf pups after 60- 63 days. It is ironically, deaf, and blind, always!
Wolves in love
You’d be surprised to learn that wolves in love don’t necessarily mean the love between two opposites.
When we say wolves in love, it typically involves an affectionate relationship between the wolves’ family and the newbies.The whole pack cares for the family at least for up until the babies are 3-4 weeks old, running and nourishing themselves.
Communicating of Wolves in The Wild
Did you know, wolves in the wild not only make howling sounds but can also bark, whine, growl and howl as well as the other main mode of communication consists of dancing and scent marking.
Another amazing fact about wolves in the wild is that these wolves don’t typically have the same sounds.
In fact, each pack is different and creates a certain type of sound only recognizable by their own wolf pack! This is how they find out about their family and lost loved ones.Babies are very quick to learn these sounds later since they’re initially deaf and blind.
You might have seen wolves in the wild or wolves in love in movies howling at the moon but that’s not actually midnight. Wolves howl at the moon and are the most active at dusk and dawn.