Wolves are mainly carnivores. Although they occasionally eat plants and berries, they are skilled hunters and scavengers, and the vast majority of their diet consists of meat.
Wolves generally hunt in packs in order to maximize their chances of catching prey. While hunting, they often target young, weak, sick or elderly prey that are easier to kill in order to avoid spending too much energy during the hunt. Wolves are also opportunistic scavengers and eat carrion when it is available. They often hide their meat in ice or snow in order to preserve it and hide it from other scavengers.Learn More
Coyotes are not apex predators and do have enemies. Wolves often drive away or kill coyotes that invade their territory, so coyotes tend to avoid areas where wolves live. Farmers and ranchers often regard coyotes as a nuisance and actively exterminate coyotes, and some people hunt coyotes for recreation.Full Answer >
Foxes are considered omnivores, which means they eat meat as well as vegetables and fruits. They are opportunistic animals and eat just about anything available to them.Full Answer >
Humans and tigers are the main enemies of gray wolves. Although wolves often encounter opposition from prey or from other animals looking to steal their kill, only humans and tigers seek out nearby wolves with intent to kill.Full Answer >
African wild dogs are high-ranking predators in the savanna ecosystem, and scientists consider them apex predators. Apex predators are those that are rarely, if ever, hunted by other predators as adults. African wild dogs consume virtually all of the large herbivores sharing their habitat, and fear very few predators.Full Answer >