Learn how to easily draw a Wolf and find some amazing facts about Wolves
Learn to Draw a Wolf
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Draw A Wolf – Step-by-Step
When you want to learn how to draw a Wolf, the best place to start is with a drawing sheet. This will help you get an idea of the proportions and basic structure of whatever it is you’re trying to draw. Plus, it can be really fun to add your own details and personalize your drawing!
Go through this step-by-step drawing guide for kids before you start to draw.
Supplies You Would Need
- Good quality Drawing Sheet & Drawing Paper Pad (You can download the drawing template PDF here for free).
- Good quality Drawing Pencils.
- Eraser (Smudge Resistant Erasers)
- Color Pencils (Artist Quality Colored Pencils)
- Shading Pencils (Blending Stump)
- Outline markers (Check the List of Supplies page)
Draw a Wolf
Learn how to draw a wolf. You can draw and color it in on the page below. You can follow the grid lines to sketch out your perfect drawing of a wolf with relative ease. Just follow the original image above and continue on with your drawing. Try to match them as closely as possible!
How to Use this Image
You can right-click on this image and Save As the image on your computer or device.
You can take a printout of this printable on an A4 sheet and use this as your coloring sheet.
Download the Coloring Sheet – Learn to Draw a Wolf
You can download this sheet and take a print-out to draw a wolf.
Rate your drawing. You can give stars to your own drawing.
Try practicing till you give yourself a 5-star for your drawing.
Strange and Interesting Facts About Wolves
Some wolf facts can seem pretty obvious – like the fact that wolves are wild animals, and they live in packs – but there are plenty of other facts that are more obscure or hidden from plain sight.
For example, did you know that wolves have blue eyes?
Or that they howl to communicate with their pack members?
If you’re fascinated by the gray wolf and its many secrets, read on to learn 10 fascinating wolf facts you probably didn’t know before.
- Wolves are highly social animals and live in packs of 6 to 10 individuals.
- The average wolf pack has one breeding pair, which consists of the alpha male and female.
- The rest of the pack is made up of the alpha pair’s offspring, as well as any other wolves that have joined the pack.
- Wolves are very territorial animals and will fiercely defend their territory from other packs of wolves.
- When a member of the pack dies, it is customary for its pups to remain with the group rather than go off on their own.
- Adult wolves mate during late winter or early spring and generally give birth around 63 days later (give or take a few weeks).
- Pups typically stay with their mother until they’re six months old before venturing out on their own – usually around mid-summer when food sources become scarce.
- Unlike most members of the dog family, wolves do not howl. Instead, they emit an extended series of short howls, yips and whines called long distance calling.
- In addition to using long distance calling, wolves also use scent marking to communicate with each other. They’ll leave behind their scent by urinating or defecating nearby so that another wolf can pick up the scent at a later time and know who was there first.
- An important part of wolf life revolves around hunting and gathering food. Wolves mainly prey on elk, deer, moose, bison, rabbit and beaver but will also eat fish and even small rodents if the opportunity presents itself.
- These animals make excellent hunters because they work together as a team to help them get what they need; one individual may run down prey while others stand guard or even surround the animal in order to prevent escape.
How many species of wolves are there?
There are currently three living species of wolf recognized by scientists, the gray wolf, the red wolf and the Ethiopian wolf. They can be found all over the world with the exception of Australia and Antarctica.
What is a pack?
A pack is an animal group consisting of some members that have grown up together from when they were puppies or cubs. Packs often live in groups but do not always stick together for life. Packs generally consist of about 5-8 animals including young ones, old ones and mothers who stay at home to care for the young while other females go out hunting to bring back food for their family.
How big do wolves get?
Wolves grow quickly, and when they reach adulthood it’s possible for them to weigh anywhere between 60-120 pounds (27-54 kg). Gray wolves on average measure around 4 feet (1.2 meters) long nose to tail tip, though this varies according to breed.
Where do wolves live?
Wolves tend to prefer cooler climates, as they don’t do well in extreme heat. Generally speaking, they prefer forests and arctic habitats.
Do wolves really howl at the moon?
The jury’s still out on whether or not wolves howl just because it’s fun or if they actually associate howling with something else like territorialism or fear.
What do wolves eat?
We know they hunt things like deer, elk, moose and wild boar. They also scavenge.
How fast do wolves run?
Depending on the terrain, a wolf can run anywhere from 25-35 miles per hour (40-56 km per hour).
Are wolves predators?
Yes, they are considered carnivores, which means they consume meat exclusively.
How do you tell male and female wolves apart?
Male wolves tend to be heavier than females and have wider heads with bigger jaws.
How long do wolves live?
Typically, wolves live to be between 10-12 years old. With good breeding conditions, they can sometimes reach 13 or 14 years of age.
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You can visit National Geographic website to learn more about gray wolves.
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