Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf. Courtesy of USFWS/Tracy Brooks

WMRS | Interesting Endangered Species Fun Facts

Gray Wolf Fun Facts:

  • Gray Wolf. Courtesy of Gary Kramer, U.S. FWSWolves can run as fast at 40 miles-per-hour for short distances.
  • When wolf populations in the lower 48 states were listed as endangered, there were only a couple hundred left in these areas. Now there are more than 5000 in the wild (See map).
  • Wolves can produce fertile offspring with both coyotes and certain species of dogs.

Source: All information from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior).

Gray Wolf Range Maps. Courtesy of U.S. FWS


Updated May 15, 2015