How high can a wolf jump up to?

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How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by cloudywolf » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:35 pm

sounds kinda random or strange but I was wondering how high is a wolf able to jump to? does different types of wolves jump a different height?
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by Riceboy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:37 pm

Well... I believe red wolves can jump about a... meter was it?

So based off of that I'd say around there. I dont exactly think wolves can jump strait up as well as forward...
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by -x-Zaroque-x- » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:19 pm

Fiddlesticks wrote:Well... I believe red wolves can jump about a... meter was it?

So based off of that I'd say around there. I dont exactly think wolves can jump strait up as well as forward...
I agree, there no way as good as jumping as Cat's! I do think its around there
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by CLBaileyi » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:34 am

In my years of working with wolves, I have seen them make over a three foot verticle jump, and can certainly climb over an 8 foot fence, when given the right incentive to do so (during a capture, escape from other wolves during a dominance fight).
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by pawnee » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:02 pm

Good question. I've never thought about it myself...thats really intresting CL, the wolves sound more like antelope than a feirce predator.
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by cloudywolf » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:43 pm

XD..............okaayyy then...XD those post don't exactly answer my question :|
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by Riceboy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:44 am

There is no exact answer... it all depends on why the wolf is jumping.
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by Sintact » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:12 pm

CLBaileyi wrote:In my years of working with wolves, I have seen them make over a three foot verticle jump, and can certainly climb over an 8 foot fence, when given the right incentive to do so (during a capture, escape from other wolves during a dominance fight).
Regarding that, do you know if adrenaline affects wolves the same way as it does in humans?

8 feet? That is impressive since the recorded record of a human jumping is 246 cm (8 feet). We have something in common with wolves.

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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by CLBaileyi » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:16 pm

I guess that if you are asking if adrenaline affects them like humans (i.e. if they are excited/stressed they can and may do things that they might not normally do, then I would say yes). For example, if a wolf is really stressed out during a capture/dominance fight, then it may take them much more immobilization drugs to get them to a point where you can safely handle them vs. if they are calm to begin with. With the African Wild Dogs at the place I work now (The Wild Canid Center) we did some training to have them tolerate an injection by us vs. having to be darted by the veterinarian. We found out that we needed less than half the amount of drug for when we hand injected them vs. when we would need to dart them with the same drugs. This is a much safer way to go (for both the wolf and us!).

re: the ability to go over an 8 ft. fence, I just want to make sure that you all see the word "climb" and not that they can jump 8 ft.
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by Sintact » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:33 pm

That's really interesting, thanks for your answer, CLBaileyi. Now I learned something new.

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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by wolfgirl101z » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:02 pm

In my opinion, I think it would depend on the type or breed of wolf in depending on how high it jumps.
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Re: How high can a wolf jump up to?

Post by Songdog » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:59 am

wolfgirl101z wrote:In my opinion, I think it would depend on the type or breed of wolf in depending on how high it jumps.
Wolves do not have "breeds", breeds apply to animals such as horses, dogs, and cats. There are different species and subspecies of wolf, but most of the wolf species are fairly similar.

Some of the more lean wolves may be able to jump higher, such as the Arabian Wolf and the Indian Wolf.

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