Guide to Wildlife Identification
- 26 to 28 in. (65 to 70 cm) tall at the
- 5 to 6 ft. (1.6 to 1.9 m) long, including
a 15 to 20 in. (38 to 50 cm) tail.
- Weighs 70 to 120 lb. (32 to 54 kg).
Distribution in North America:
front: 4" x 5 1/2"
hind: 4" x 5 1/2"
Common names for this species
are the gray wolf and timber wolf. The Mexican wolf is redder
in color and found in Mexico and New Mexico.
- Forested areas in habitat favored by members
of the deer family, which is their primary prey.
- Largest member of the dog family—resembles
a tall, leggy German shepherd dog.
- Muscular, deep-chested body, long slender legs,
a bushy tail, a long slender muzzle and large erect ears.
- Twice the size of coyotes, with a wider nose
- Carry their tails high while running (coyotes
generally carry their tails below the level of their backs).
More information on this species
Be sure to check local regulations for hunting
or trapping information on this species.