Facts about wolves that you probably don’t know
Before learning how to draw a wolf easy, let follow me explore some (lesser known) information about wolves!
The wolf is a symbol of beauty and strength, they represent both good and evil. Also in Northern Europe, the wolf is a god who raised Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Wolf is also the first animal to be domesticated. However, wolves still contain a lot of interesting things that people still do not know.
1. Black wolf
The common coat color for wolves is white and gray, but some of them have very special black fur. The truth is that these are not their natural colors. A 2008 study by Stanford University showed that a particular genome that specifies black coat color appears only in dogs, so black wolves seem to be the result of breeding. The gene specifies that the coat’s black color is the dominant gene, so it is inherited most of the offspring. While black wolves do not appear to be excellent hunters, they have a better immune system. Black wolves are almost exclusively found in cold areas of North America.
Cannibalism is quite common in the world of wolves. Due to living in an extremely harsh environment, often cold areas with scarce food sources, moreover, they have to compete with many other predators, so they are forced to eat injured or injured wolves. disease in a herd. When two wolves scramble for territory, there is usually a fierce encounter and the defeated will prey on the victors. The truth is sometimes they are forced to eat their own offspring.
3. Rabies and madness
Unlike many other animals, rabies is usually apathetic, disoriented and often in one place before becoming ill. Rabies, when infected with rabies are extremely dangerous, seem to immediately go crazy and can attack any animal around them, including animals larger than themselves. The wolves attacks most people because they have rabies, although this situation has decreased. Although there are medications to treat rabies bites, wolves tend to attack and bite the victim’s neck and head, so most cases are very dangerous. . In normal circumstances, wolves tend to stay away from other animals larger than themselves.
4. The American wolf is quite gentle
In fact, wolves in the Americas are relatively gentler and less offensive to humans than elsewhere, there are very few records of wolves that attack people in the US and Canada while Europe and Asia are the opposite. According to records, more than 3,000 people were killed by wolf attacks in France between 1600 and 1800. Wolves in India and Russia are most famous for their cruelty and aggression. During World War I, the Allied forces had to struggle against the onslaught of hungry wolves attracted to the smell of blood.
5. Dogs are favorite wolf prey
It is quite surprising because these two species actually share a common origin, moreover they are willing to mate with each other, but there are wolves that consider dogs as their favorite prey. Even large dogs, once strayed into the wolf’s territory, become their prey. A small wolf can easily defeat a large dog thanks to its sharp teeth and deadly bites to the neck. In Russia, in the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union, they discovered many bodies of ill-fated dogs that had to be prey for wolves.
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