11 Surprising facts you didn’t know about wolfs

Everyone sees them as dangerous yet no one can deny the fact that wolfs are one of the most beautiful, complex and intelligent creatures.

There are two universally species of wolves in the world: the gray wolf and the red wolf. According to its weight, a wolf’s length and height are variable in different areas of the world. They live in Alaska, Canada, Asia, and only few of them survived in Europe.

Although people are afraid of wolfs, they’re not dangerous because it’s proven that they actually avoid people. However, like any large predator, wolves are capable of killing humans. If you want to know more about these interesting animals, scroll down and read the 11 surprising facts you didn’t know about them.

1. A baby wolf’s eyes are blue at birth. They turn yellow by the time they are eight months old. They’re also born deaf and blind and weigh only one pound
2. Wolves have about 200 million scent cells, and humans have only about 5 million. Wolves can smell other animals more than 1.6 kilometres away
3. A hungry wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single meal, which is akin to a human eating one hundred hamburgers
4. Wolves can swim distances of up to 13 kilometres
5. The Japanese word for wolf means “great god”
6. Wolves were the first animals to be placed on the U.S. Endangered Species Act list in 1973
7. Wolves have a variety of distinctive facial expressions they use to communicate and maintain pack unity
8. Wolves run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn quickly and to prevent their paw pads from wearing down
9. An average size wolf produces roughly 1.2 cubic inches of sperm
10. The smallest wolves live in the Middle East, and weigh only 30 pounds. The largest live in Canada, Alaska, and the Soviet Union, and weigh around 175 pounds
11. Wolves howl to communicate with one another

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