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Wolf, beyond the stories


Often asked to play the wicked fairy tales and legends in many peoples, the wolf was always wronged literature and even history. famous stories - like Little Red Riding Hood or The Three little pigs - have made ​​children everywhere to fear bad wolf who ate sheep, cattle and even the grandmother, if fooled by it and it gets in the house ... This feeling became even hate the people mature, led to mass killing of wolves in most countries in Europe and even worldwide, relative to wild dog is becoming closer to extinction. To our pride, in the Carpathian Mountains continue to live close to people about a third of European wolves, which the World Wide Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund) seeks to protect complex campaigns.

In this project, we managed to catch and then installing radio transmitters on a total of 12 different packs of 7 wolves. Then, participants in spent whole nights in the mountains, even sleeping in the open, to observe behavior for wolves. Considering all these attempts to save them from extinction, it seems that the story will be wolves in Romania - in the future close - a happy ending. gray wolf ( Canis lupus ) is part of the family canidelor (which also includes foxes, jackals and coyotes) as the largest of the 40 known breeds of wolves. Can reach up to 1 m high and even two in length, this massive predator hunt only at night, especially deer, elk and reindeer, feeding in times of crisis and berries, birds, fish and beavers. Range of the gray wolf is primarily North America, only a few states in this area existan wolf population large enough not to be endangered. Pack comprises of 2 to 15 wolves, and members are mostly family and close relatives.

Communication is very important and terrifying scream wolf using his call for the chickens, gather for Haiti "table" or for to warn other packs on a possible danger. Because of man (the main enemy of the wolf) disease and hunger in the wild these animals live more than 10 years. On the same continent, but in southern North America live Mexican wolf ( Canis lupus bailey ), arrived in this region after being practically chased by hunters southern U.S. states, the last copy was shot in 1970. Therefore, in Mexico there is a law banning hunting of wolves, the punishment for killing the four months in prison. Currently, the only wolves that live in their natural environment from special centers of growth, where they reach adulthood (between 1 and 2 years) are brought back back in freedom under the close supervision of zoology.


Mexican wolf is the smallest breed of species with gray fur, and their food consists of antelope, rabbits or other rodents. One of the most interesting races in terms of area in which he lives is the Ethiopian wolf , often seen on the plains with vegetation herbaceous or in the mountains with altitudes up to 4300 m south of the African countries. Also, Ethiopia is a large national park, located in Bale Mountains, where Ethiopian wolves live only 600 in the world, the number of people who still exist in the wild does not exceed 1000 copies. With a tail of 33 cm and a weight of 15-18 kg, the Ethiopian wolf feeds on small mammals, especially moles, rabbits or field mice, adults chewing food before giving it to offspring.

Like most wolves in the world, and the endangered Ethiopian is being protected by law. Alone on a very large territory, wolf polar or arctic is the race that lives in the hardest conditions: at temperatures well below 0 degrees, 5 months darkness a year and several weeks without food. Arctic wolves are therefore not at all picky about food, chasing any animal that you catch, feeding including bones, skin or fur that vietatii. While living in the arctic fur is white and can vary from red, white or gray to black. Free on a vast land and weapons away from people, however, Arctic wolves live on average more than 7 years. red wolf ( Canis rufus ) is not a race but a propiu-called successful cross between wolf and coyote gray . Although it is considered an animal appeared recently, there are fossils that prove red wolf presence on Earth since 750,000 years ago, being the nearest relative of the first American species of dogs. He lives in south-eastern United States, preferring sandy areas for nesting along coasts located or tree hollows.

Food to consist of birds, rabbits and small rodents, often there are 2 or 3 wolves join forces for attacking larger animals. We talked about white wolves, Ethiopian, American and fawn we arrived, finally, the awful carnivorous fangs living in our areas: European wolves . Like other races, and furry gray wolf in many countries in Europe is endangered. Thus the almost 250 copies in Italy are protected by law, as well as in Norway, Sweden and Britain, the country where the last wild wolf died in 1743! Also in Spain and Portugal there is an organization called "Group Lobo", which aims to protect wolves from the Iberian Peninsula. Romanian wolf was and is the attention of many researchers worldwide. Moreover, in 1994, the Global Nature pemtru place a comprehensive program to save wolves from the mountain neighborhood, only one man living in the vicinity. The area where "kids night" - as he called Dracula in volume with the same name - come most often in contact with man is Brasov, where wolves down to trash bins to look for food. For this reason, the organization above mentioned the wolf tried to explain to people that do not attack people than in very rare cases, the animal near the house is more than a possible tourist attraction than a threat to human life.