- Located in the Pacific Northwest region, gray wolves live to keep other animal populations in check such as elk and deer.
- The average gray wolf pack consists of 7-8 wolves that weigh from about 55 lbs to 130 lbs.
- They communicate through sounds such as whining, barking, and howling.
- Gray wolves aren’t always gray! They can range in colors from white to black.
- Every gray wolf has a unique howl that they can be identified by other pack members.
- Wolves are the early descendants of your pet dogs at homes and resemble german shepherds!
- On average, gray wolves can eat about 20 to 30 pounds of meat in one meal! (That’s a lot of steak if you ask me)!
Adventures of Lil’ Nature Babies: VOL. ll
WAYA THE GRAY WOLF
As the sun set down along the horizon of Yellowstone National Park, all of the animals that live out in the daylight went to their homes for a good night’s rest while the wolves came out to play. Among the night owls was a fierce and rambunctious gray wolf named Waya. Waya, being the runt of the pack, always felt a bit left out during the day when the alpha wolves went out to hunt for food. Waya dreamed of the day when they would let the young pup hunt with them.
The moon lit up the night sky and Waya was snacking on a yummy bone from earlier that day when there was a sudden rustling sound coming from the nearby bushes of the forest. As Waya slowly approached the opening of the log den, the sound grew louder and then suddenly Waya was tackled to the ground. Waya’s friend Scout the squirrel was the culprit behind the sound and said “Haha I scared you! Hey, Waya! Let’s go on an adventure!”
The two forest friends traveled through unknown paths until they hit an abrupt stop. The moon shined so bright that they had to bask in its wondrous glory. Waya heard a small yelp coming from the west as the moon glowed and worry washed over the two. Waya, being triggered by the sound began to sniff around in hopes of finding the problem and stumbled upon another young pup from the pack whimpering on the ground.
“Hey! Are you okay?!” said Waya as the young pup saw the duo coming closer. “Waya! Thank goodness it’s you! I got stung by a bee and then a large tree branch fell and trapped my tail!” yelped the young wolf. Waya and Scout jumped into action and tried to move the log and remove splinters of wood from the wolf’s tail. The two carried the pup back to it’s home at the forest den.
Nervous about leaving the den and going against the pack’s wishes to stay inside, Waya arrived right on time for the rest of the pack to get back and they all inquired how the young wolf’s night went. “It was good but I’m happy that you all are home now,” said Waya as thoughts of the adventure from earlier in the night settled in. The moon faded in the distance as the pack all curled up to rest up for their next adventure.