Wolves. It’s all about teamwork and leadership, and even though they actually possess a weaker than usual sense of smell for a canine, they more than make up for it with uncanny sharp hearing.
An average pack consists of 5-12 wolves, headed by one mated pair. The other full-sized wolves of a pack are generally teenage offspring that are not yet mature enough to venture out to find a suitable mate.
Wolves produce a litter of 5 or more pups almost every year. The pups are ready to leave a den at about 3 weeks, are fully grown in about 4 months, and reach maturity at about 2-3 years. Once a wolf is ready to break off from the pack, usually at around 2-4 years old (near the onset of sexual maturity), it ventures in search of a suitable mating partner.
Oh, and one more thing: Wolves are monogamous. That’s one mate… for life. Now since Valentine’s was just a few days ago, we thought this was particularly relevant and decided to share it with you, just to make you rethink your whole life.
As you already know, we have a wolf farm at Redrock. Come and visit them anytime you want!