Wolf SVG is a predatory mammal that belongs to a group of predatory mammals, a family of dogs (dogs, wolves).
The majority of wolves are medium and large predators, the largest are grey and polar wolves: their growth in the withers can reach 85 cm, and the length of the body without taking into account the tail is 150-160 cm. The size and weight of predators fully correspond to Bergman’s rule: the harsher the habitat, the larger the animal, so the largest wolves weighing up to 85-90 kg live in Siberia, although the average weight of the Wolf SVG is about 35-50 kg. The smallest ones are Arabian wolves, their maximum height in the withers is only 66 cm, and the weight of females does not exceed 10 kg. Any kind of female wolf is smaller than male.
Externally, wolves look like big dogs with strong, muscular body and high legs, only mushroom wolves are more like foxes with long legs, and red wolves have peculiarities of wolves, foxes and jackals.
Predators have a long and thick tail, which in some species grows up to 56 cm long and is always lowered. The head of the wolf is massive, with highly sharp ears, and the muzzle is elongated and wide. The skull of the red and maneuverable wolves is shaped like a fox.
Wolf’s mouth is armed with 42 teeth: predatory teeth are designed to tear the prey into pieces and grind the bones, and with the help of fangs the animal holds firmly and drags its prey.
Only red wolves have fewer molars in their tooth formulas.
The silhouettes appear with blue eyes, but by the third month the rainbow acquires orange or golden-yellow color, although there are wolves, which remain blue-eyed for life.
The wolf’s fur is thick and two-layer: the undercoat is formed by waterproof down, and the top layer is made up of axial hair, repelling dirt and moisture. The low thermal conductivity of wool allows animals to survive in the harshest climatic conditions.
The color of wolves is characterized by a rich spectrum of shades, including various variations of gray, white, black and brown colors, although often the fur is red, pure white or almost black. It is believed that the colour of the wool allows predators to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape, and the mixture of different shades emphasize the individuality of animals.
Wolves are fingering animals: the support on the fingers allows them to balance their weight while moving. Strong extremities, narrow breasts and a sloping back allow predators to travel considerable distances in search of food. An ordinary allure of a wolf is a light trot run at a speed of about 10 km/h. The speed of the wolf chasing the prey can reach 65 km/h.
The wolf’s hearing, vision is much weaker, but his sense of smell is excellent: the predator can smell prey from 3 km away, and the ability to distinguish between several million different shades of smell is of great importance during the rutting period, during hunting and during communication between animals. Urinary and faecal tags are used to mark the boundaries of the area.
The voice range of wolves is rich and diverse: predators howl, grumble, pull, squeal, growl, whine, and voice complex messages to other members of the pack. At dawn, you can hear the Wolf SVG choral singing. It is believed that wolves howl on the moon, but in fact, the wolves tell the members of the pack about their whereabouts and drive away strangers. Single animals that live outside the pack seldom howl so as not to cause trouble.
Wolf SVG facial expressions are also very strong: thanks to the position of the mouth, lips, ears and tail, as well as the display of teeth, predators express their emotional state. As with a domestic dog, a raised tail and wolf’s ears mean vigilance or aggression.