Introduction I chose the red wolf because it was the first interesting animal that came to my mind. Did you know that the red wolf shows it’s super sharp teeth to protect itself when hunters come by? The wolf's sharp teeth are for tearing apart meat. Its colors are red, brown, gray, and orange. Red wolves are endangered so we (humans) should be very careful so that we don’t completely wipe out their entire race. Red wolves are predators. This is why they have sharp teeth. Red wolves live in packs with a king, called the alpha male and his wife or mate, the alpha female. Those are some reasons why I think that weird, interesting animal is so cool.
Body Characteristics The red wolf has some awesome body parts... and that is why I am writing to tell you about them. A red wolf has fur that changes color to camouflage itself from it’s prey so it can hop out and grab it. If that was not true,poor wolves might die of starvation. A red wolf has soft fur, but you shouldn’t keep one as a pet. A red wolf has a long nose, weighs from 40-80 pounds,and is 55-56 inches long. A red wolf is a mammal that has cool body parts in my eyes.
Food and Nutrition Red wolves have a very interesting diet. They eat : white tailed deer, raccoon,rabbits, birds, and other small animals. As you can see they are carnivores and predators. A carnivore means you eat meat, and predators means you eat other animals. Usually, they hunt for big animals as a pack, but sometimes they hunt by themselves for smaller animals. Sometimes they go without food for weeks … which causes them to die. If one wolf dies, they have so much of a relationship that, unlike other animals don’t eat each other. If their prey is fast or strong or just big,they might hide behind a tree and jump out to attack. When pups are about three weeks old,then they start to eat meat. They eat meals 1-3 times a day. I think the red wolf eats cool things and that is why I wanted to write about it.
Life Cycle Red wolves have a really cool life cycle. They are born alive, which means they don’t hatch from eggs. They stay with their mother when they are newborn and for a while after. Their mother provides them milk until they are about three months old. They breathe from their lungs the second they are born and are old enough to mate when they are 2 years old. New pups are born about 63 days after mating. Some wolves stay with the pack,while others start a new one. Minnesota is the only state where wolves can live successfully other than Alaska. A lot of people save these poor wolves by not hunting them. So red wolves are endangered and we should not hunt them … this would cause them to live their lives.
Habitat Red wolves have many different habitats, but I am going to tell you how they are alike and different. They have trees and grass and are all muddy. They reach temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can go all the way down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. These habitats are mostly in SE (southeast)U.S.. Can you guess where they live ?if not, I’ll tell you where they are: prairies, forested areas, coastal plains, swamps, and brush. Those are cool habitats in my eyes and I hope now in yours too.
Interesting facts Here are some interesting facts about the red wolf: ~ Red wolf’s pack is smaller than gray wolf’s pack ~ It’s called the red wolf, but its coat is tawny mixed with gray ~ Life can be 4- 16 years in captivity ~ Average cubs in a litter = 6 ~ Travels up to 20 miles in a day ~ Red wolf is bigger than coyote but smaller than gray wolf There are some facts that I didn’t know before I did this report and I hope you also learned something from this report.
Closing paragraph I am writing this paragraph to summarize my report. I chose the red wolf because it was the first animal that came to my mind. It has soft fur on the bottom, and bristly fur on top. Red wolves eat white tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits, small animals, etc. Babies are born 63 days after mating. They can be found in swamps, brush, forests, prairies, and coastal plains. Red wolves can travel up to 20 miles per day! I enjoyed writing my animal report and I learned over 20 new things about my animal!