The howling wolf... And should we be afraid?

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Howling wolf… What is it? A common picture of the art book, part of a landscape or a fragment of a nightmare? As practice shows, this may be the first, second, and third. Let's try to talk about this, of course, a very unique and interesting animal.

General description of predator

howling wolf

According to the scientists, we are used to grey wolves – one of the big, elusive, strong animal of the family Canidae. Each representative of the inherent excellent vision, good hearing, and rare in its quality sense of smell. In addition, do not forget about the amazing endurance of the described animals.

An Adult gray wolf can be long and 160 cm and a height at the shoulders up to 85 see Impressive, isn't it? That is why the howling wolf can scare even the most brave and daring traveler.

Not to mention that the weight of the animal varies depending on his place of residence. We can name only averages from 25 to 39 kg. Although in recent times there are individuals weighing up to 100 kg. Females usually weigh 5-10 lbs less than males.

Winter wolves covered with fluffy and big coat, so that they can withstand temperatures up to - 40°C.

The Wolf pack consists of a wolf, wolf and their cubs. Surprisingly, for the protection of these mammals can unite in one huge flock. The wolf is monogamous, so the pair is saved until the death of one of the partners.

These animals are able to reproduce at two years of age. Females give birth once a year. Pregnancy lasts about two months, and the average litter – 5-6 cubs. At birth, wolf pups weigh about 500 grams, but due to the fact that they grow very fast, the fall weight of cubs increased by 30 times.

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These predators are considered to be territorial animals. So if the wolf howls at the moon near your home or the infield, it is the same animal every time is after dark. Strangers will not pass.

The wolves Eat mainly cloven-hoofed, but during the shortage of food can eat all living things and even carrion. In the harsh winter flocks often attack wounded or weak individuals of the same species and eat the bodies of dead relatives.

Surprisingly, these predators can hear sounds at a distance, can swim and run very quickly.

For communicating and maintaining relationships in the pack wolves use a lot of distinctive facial movements.

Interesting facts

wolf howling at the moon

The Wolf may not like, for example, the snake or the Scorpion, to kill the victim immediately, so the flock is attacking another living creature, and rips off a piece of flesh.

The Predators began to eat human flesh in the middle Ages, when Europe was the plague progressed, and people were not buried. Their bodies eaten by wolves. Most likely, since the howling wolf began to instill a strong fear, after all, is the animal associated with disease and death.

Not to mention that, contrary to enough popular belief, although the wolf and a distant relative of the dog, he sees it only as food.

Dangerous to human wolf

why wolves howl

People refer to these predators in different ways, but always with admiration. Pictures of wolves howling at the moon, and then appear on garments or interior.

Wolves-vectors of various diseases. When the animal is infected with rabies, he, unlike other animals, which become disoriented and lethargic, becoming aggressive, could attack people.

Of Course, the wolf is very dangerous because it can kill not only adult, but also the horse. Hunting animal always acts with lightning speed and silently.

However, you must understand that these predators never attack human without reason. The wolf only kills for two reasons: in order to feed themselves and, according to the instinct of self-preservation, to protect.

Some people do believe wolves aren't dangerous. There is also a legend about a wolf who raised the child. The boy growled like a wolf, jumped on the hands and feet.

Why do wolves howl at the moon

pictures of wolves howling at the moon

Scientists have proved that the predator howls not at night star. The howling – this is the most important form of communication these animals in nature. With the help of his wolf supports the cohesion of the flock coordinates its actions, defend their territory, giving away vital information and finds relatives in unfamiliar territory. Howling lasts no more than 5 seconds, but because of the echo think that it sounds like a long time.

The View that a wolf howls to the moon, had spread due to the fact that when this happens, the animal always lifts the muzzle up, and in the quiet moonlit night with no wind sounds go.

What dreams wolf

The Howling wolf in a dream represents anger, deception and deceit, a strong and dangerous enemy, a fight. If you dream of a wolf pack, it to loss and damage, caught the beast – to ridicule and shame the victim – to win over enemies. If in the dream there is the observation of a wolf with the evil eyes, the reality of this means that the man has a lot of detractors, and some experts argue, if in a dream heard a wolf howling, it is, among other things, could spell destitution and loneliness.


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