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Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Neamara » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:24 pm

I know wolves hunt elk, but I'm not so sure what else they hunt (hares? grizzlies?)
Anyway, I've heard that it's plausable about wolves hunting bison/buffalo.
So in a nutshell, just what do wolves actually hunt for survival besides hunting alone and with the pack? :mrgreen:

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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Wolves_rock » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:33 pm

DARN i was going to make a topic about this well i guess i was to slow well back to topic maybe moose or dear thay already have hares reindeer (NO NOT RUDLOPH) lol hmm let me think
ok i looked it up and here it is
large, hoofed mammals such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, caribou, bison, Dall sheep, musk oxen, and mountain goat. Medium sized mammals, such as beaver and snowshoe hare, can be an important secondary food source. Occasional wolves will prey on birds or small mammals.
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by April » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:03 pm

Caribou, Elk, Deer, buffalo/bison, beavers, hares, rabbits, rodents, etc.
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Hiedidog » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:31 pm

Wolves have a wide variety of foods they eat.

This may include: Elk, caribou, deer, and large animals. They also feast on smaller animals such as rabbits.

Wolves tend to prey on weaker animals who are easier to hunt down.
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Wolves_rock » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:17 pm

if yu have read the Julie of the Wolves series especially the third one it talks how they pin point weak and sick animals THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE babys

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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Songdog » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:01 pm

It depends where you are. Wolves inhabit every continent except Australia and Antarctica, so depending where they live, it would vary.

For example, a Mexican Wolf would eat rabbits, hares, road runners, rattle snakes, mule deer, as well as any edible plant life. A wolf in Alaska would eat deer, caribou, moose, etc. Whereas an Egyptian Wolf would eat entirely different food.

Wolves are apex predators and will eat just about anything they can. If they can kill it, they will eat it. If it's dead, they will eat it.

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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Trinity12 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:38 pm

I think it depends on what type of wolf they are and what is available. I'm not positive though, very good question. :mrgreen:
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Aurora Alaska » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:11 pm

I agree and suggest all of the above. I would also like to point out that, like you said, it does depend on how big the pack is and if they are a lone wolf. A lone wolf would probably be more likely to hunt a rodent that a strong pack of nine wolves. A larger pack would be more able to attack a larger animal, such as a moose or a bison. But I geuss that if the pack was very hungry, than yes, they would have to prey on small animals. It all depends on the circumstances.
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Neamara » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:59 am

Thank you everyone - I wasn't too sure ^_^
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Silver5 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:05 am

I have research wolves for my essay and this is what I said they eat Elk, Bisson, Deer, Hare, Rabbits, Bugs (If cant hunt anything), Berries (If cant hunt anything), Fish (Really rare for wolves), Raccons, Squrrils, Sick animals, and Weak animals. Hope that helps! ^_^

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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Jwb187 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Moose, Bison, Elk, Caribou, Musk Ox, are the common pack prey
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by April » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:20 pm

Jwb187 wrote:Moose, Bison, Elk, Caribou, Musk Ox, are the common pack prey

Of course, Caribou and Musk Ox can only be hunted in Canada. ^^'

So yeah, it really depends what areas the wolves live in.
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Jwb187 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:29 pm

Well yeah, I though this topic was wolves prey everywhere, Not just in Yellowstone. :)
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Neamara » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:56 am

Jwb187 wrote:Well yeah, I though this topic was wolves prey everywhere, Not just in Yellowstone. :)
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Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Post by Cerbolt » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:52 am

In the WolfQuest game some new Animals will be added into the game.
Here is Infomation on the imcoming Animals ect: http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5921

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