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Wolf Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Great Wolf Quiz. Congratulations to all our Wild Animal Watchers and thanks for joining our Scholastic Network wolf pack!

Q.Do wolves hibernate?
A. No

Q. What is another name for radio-tracking, the method biologists use to follow wolves?
A. Radio telemetry

Q. What is the farthest distance a wolf can be tracked from?
A. Ten miles

Q.Where have red wolves been reintroduced after an absence of over 100 years?
A. Alligator National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and small islands in the southeastern United States

Q. Why is it important that wolves prey on old and sick animals?
A. By removing sick and injured animals from the population, only the faster and healthier animals of the prey species survive and reproduce.

Q. How long has Roland Smith been caring for exotic animals?
A. 20 years

Q. What is "prey density"?
A. The number of animals the wolves prey on in a particular area

Q. Where have gray wolves been reintroduced after an absence of over 60 years?
A. Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming

Q. How many pounds of meat does an average gray wolf eat in one day?
A. 15 pounds

Q: Name the members of the Canidae family.
A: Wolves, coyotes, foxes, and dogs

Q: Why is aerial darting sometimes a difficult way to catch a wolf?
A. Wolves prefer areas of dense foliage. It is unusual to find them out in the open.

Q. What is the purpose of Operation Wolf Stock?
A. To restore gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park


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