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"Preffering to hunt at night, wolves feed primarily on large mammals such as deer moose and caribou. Hunting as a pack, wolves try to surprise prey, cutt off its retreat, or ambush it.

On average, only 1 in 10 animals tested will be killed, usually the old, young, sick or injured. Once wolves are able to wound their prey with a crushing bite to the exposed rump or hamstring, the pack will pounce ont their quarry and finish the kill with 2-inch-long fangs and an incredible jaw strength of 1,500 pounds per square inch.

Wolves can run at bursts of speed of up to 35 mph but will abandon a chase quickly if a kill is unlikely or if a formidable prey puts up a strong defense."

Copyright D. Robert Franz

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