Wolves are some of the most sophisticated, dangerous predators in the entire world. Much like their domesticated cousins, the dog, wolves tend to be incredibly social creatures that thrive in packs with others. Unfortunately, this means they live, attack, and die with their pack, no matter what. Despite being completely wild and dangerous, wolves are some of the most fascinating four-legged creatures on the world. We just don’t want to meet a pack alone in the woods. Here are ten wolf facts that should surprise you.

Evolution

Despite wolves and dogs sharing a common ancestor, the two ultimately split from the same tree of evolution over 34,000 years ago.


Howls

Wolves howl for a number of reasons. They howl to gain attention from other members of the pack, and they howl simply for fun. The rest of the pack usually follows suite.

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