Greedy dinner guest

Ravens are common sights at wolf-kills, circling high above or feeding on the carcasses. They are very smart and will eat just about anything they can find. Ravens can eat twice their body weight daily and a bunch of them can easily consume half of a wolf's elk kill. Some ravens have learned to follow wolves while they hunt elk, then wait until the wolves have torn open the carcass so they can eat it.

Ravens are often the first scavengers at a carcass.

Quick Facts

Common raven (Corvus corax)

Ravens are one of the largest members of the crow family. They live in pairs but may gather in larger numbers, quarreling at kill sites. Ravens mate for life and can live for two decades.

  • SIZE: Ravens are 63 cm (25”) in length and 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) in mass and have 115-130 cm (45–51") wingspans.

  • SPEED: Swift, acrobatic fliers and nimble on the ground, they stay out of reach.

  • DIET: Omnivores (animals and plants). They eat small prey or scavenge carrion. They will eat just about anything.

Ravens In WolfQuest

An abundance of scavengers does mean wolves have to hunt more often, but circling ravens are handy beacons to locate carcasses.

Ravens may scatter when wolves approach but return to eating as soon as they can.

Wolves might find them annoying but you can’t catch ravens in the game.