Wolf - A webcam from the Wolf Center Center in Minnesota

author: | May 17, 2016 | Carnivores, Live cameras from the zoo | 120 comments

Wolf description

This camera overlooks a pack of wolves living at the International Wolf Center in northern Minnesota. Four wolves move in front of the camera: Axel, Grayson, Denali and Bolz. From the north side of the wolf area, you can watch the wolves interact, eat and travel across 1,25 acres, which includes two dens, a filtered pond and a wooded area. Even in captivity, wolves can be elusive, so if you don't see them right away, take a close look at the background under the trees. Your patience will be rewarded.
Two wolves are from Arctic subspecies: Axel and Grayson. They are white and are 4 years old.
Boltz is brownish-white and represents subspecies of Great Plains. He is 8 years old.
Denali is a representative of the subspecies Rocky Mountain. He is gray and white and is 12 years old.

The wolf is the largest representative of canines, weighing 35 to 52 kg. It is 150 to 190 cm long and 65 to 80 cm high. Females are smaller - they weigh about 25% less than males. There are large differences in weight and size between different subspecies of wolf. For example, the red wolf (Canis Rufus) living in the lower Mississippi can weigh only 15 kg. The size of wolves is also affected by latitude - the further north they live, the larger they are (Bergmann's rule). The only exception to this rule is the Arctic wolf (Canis Lupus Arctos) which, despite living further north, is smaller than wolves living in northern Canada and Alaska. Size is also affected by the abundance of prey in the area where they live. Logically, the more prey, the bigger the wolves will grow. The wolf reaches the full size at the age of about 1 year.

Wolves, like dogs or cats, are sensitive to vibrations and can recognize the approaching earthquake several days before it arrives. According to the intuition he can communicate with other members of the pack. There are always two "Alpha wolves" in the pack. They can have chicks. The other members of the pack are taking care of the youngsters. The mother grows in the mother's body 62 days, two months. During the first week, they are blind, and later begin to see.

When a wolf dares to defeat a "alpha wolf" on a male, the alpha becomes a loner and the wolf becomes an alpha wolf. The defeated wolf becomes a "loner" wolf and lives alone. Exceptionally, it happens that the wolf is accepted by another pack.

Thank you to webcam operators:
https://wolf.org/wolf

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