All About Wolves
Go to the webpage Meet the Wolf (Living with Wolves) and search for the facts listed below.
1. Wolf Species. What's unique about the two species of wolves in North America?
- What are some differences between the red wolf and the gray wolf?
- What are some subspecies of wolves that you might have heard of before?
- What is unique about the Mexican wolf and arctic wolf?
2. What’s a pack?
- What are 3 interesting facts about a wolf pack?
3. Physical characteristics. How are these physical adaptations perfectly suited for the wolf?
- Choose some physical characteristics and explain how they help the wolf survive and thrive.
4. Where do wolves live? (Timeline and Maps)
- Take a look at the maps.
- Compare the area of the wolf’s former (historic) range and its current range in 2019.
- List the states where wolves live today.
5. The Trail of the Wolf. What's the historical timeline of wolves in North America? (Timeline and Maps)
This timeline of the wolf's lived experience with people spans 1870-2017. Choose one of the time periods below and summarize what happened to wolves.
6. Statistics. What's the data say?
- What are three statistics that you find interesting?
More about the pack, behavior, and physical adaptations
Go to the interactive picture on this webpage.
Click the blinking circles on the drawing of the wolves to learn about its many remarkable physical and behavioral adaptations.
"Reading" the News Report
- Why did the news channel do this story on the Mexican gray wolf?
- Who was interviewed?
- What message do they want the news story to convey?
- How do the two TV news anchors feel about this story? How could this affect the viewer?