The wolf has always been looked up as a creature of beauty and enigma, and is therefore worthy of respect and curiosity. Based on the social organization, both of us live based in strong family ties. We pick our packs ' members who have strong ability to care for our families. And rituals build relationships, maintain order, and enforce discipline in both wolves and man. However, wolves are still in the wild and man has moved away, but some of us are still searching for what we once had. In this article, let us discover what happens in a year in the life of a wolf. We’ll cut it to three chapters covering the 12 months of the year with this article covering January to April, another article for May to August and a separate one September to December.
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During winter months, as prey becomes scarce, wolf packs become more nomadic, frequently moving up to 60 miles a day in their search for food. With their long legs and big, wide paws that act like snowshoes on broken snow, wolves are well adapted for navigating through deep snow. Wolves travel in a single file during particularly deep snows, allowing members to save energy to the back of the line. They will also use other animals ' trails. Wolves frequently curl their tails over their paws and nose during blizzards and allow the snow to fully cover their bodies, thereby providing wind and cold insulation. Wolf fur consists of two layers, an overcoat of long, sleek hair and a downy undercoat so thick that a human finger pressed into it cannot penetrate the skin of the wolf.
The northern altitude wolves mating season starts in February. Usually, only the pair of alpha (leader) will match. The alpha male and the alpha female pack members may severely discipline subordinate male pack members trying to match. During this time, the alpha male and his mate saw each other playful and affectionate, chasing and greeting each other, nipping the face and ears of the other, and grooming each other. During this time, the alpha male and his mate saw each other playful and affectionate, chasing each other and welcoming each other, nipping the face and ears of the other, and grooming each other. When the female is in estrus, the mating pair always slips away from the pack, their union producing the one liter of the year. Wolves reach sexual maturity by 3, 4 or 5 years of age, but generally do not reproduce unless they reach the alpha ranking or break off the pack.
The former affability and friendliness of the pack towards each other has returned with the stressful time of mating done. The nomadic habits of the Pack are giving way to a more static lifestyle based around a den site chosen for the litter birth. Dens are recycled year after year and are mostly excavated from the sides of hills with water found nearby. The tunnel leading back to a slightly larger inner chamber may stretch from a few feet deep to as far back as 20 feet. Normally, only the pregnant woman is allowed in the room. Den sites are usually higher than the surrounding land, allowing a large area to be watched by the pack.
While the wolf pups are being raised, the entire pack serves in some capacity. Females often "baby-sit" the pups while the alpha female resumes hunting activity, and the 5 to 12 hungry wolf pups are provided with food by each pack member. Pups lick and nuzzle an adult's mouth or head coming back from a game, allowing the adult to regurgitate partly digested food. Adults often have to make several long trips from the kill to the den to ensure that young people are well fed, and sometimes they have to retreat to hidden areas to digest a meal without sharing it. Around three weeks after birth, wolf pups emerge from their dark den and start playing, exploring and resting with the rest of the pack.
Our next article will cover May to August. Be sure to follow this article and discover this wonderful way of life. As always, howl to the moon and reach for the stars.
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Billie Jane Phillips
December 05, 2019
Enjoy learning about wolves . Especally the grey wolves like myself. Keep these amazing stories coming please.