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Wolf Wolves

Wolf - Photo  Copyright 2005 The Wolf Pack
Photo: Wolf Pack

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Latin name: Canis lupus

Size: Approximately 140cms. Tail 40cms.

Distribution: Extinct in the UK.

Food: Carnivorous, mainly feeding on deer

Habitat: Remote forests and mountain areas.

Special features: The wolf is a dog-like mammal with a thick bushy tail. It has upright pointed ears, long legs and a deep chest.

Wolves were hunted to extinction in the UK towards the end of the 17th century. Wild populations of wolves can still be found in Europe, with some sizable populations in eastern Europe, particularly Romania, Poland and the Balkan region.

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