* Threatened or Endangered
Grey Wolf *
: Canis lupus
: Northern Michigan west to suitable habitat in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming and a large geographic range in Alaska and Canada and some regions in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
: Prey ranging from field mice to moose, depending on availability and pack numbers.
: Weight 80 to 120 pounds.
: Once nearly extirpated in many areas, has made a good comeback in many protected areas.
Wolves generally mate for life and typically only the alpha pair will mate in the pack. Packs can range in size from 2 to 35 members. Packs with more members feed on larger prey including moose, caribou and other “mega-vertebrates.” Smaller packs feed on mice, rabbits, deer and similar-sized prey. Howling is used to communicate with other wolves and can be heard for many miles on a calm night.