Q:

Where do wolves sleep?

A:

Quick Answer

While the common belief is that wolves sleep cuddled up to one another in wolf dens, they actually sleep out in the open regardless of weather conditions. Wolves establish their sleeping spots by circling the area prior to lying down.

Know More
Where do wolves sleep?
Credit: Daniel J Cox The Image Bank Getty Images

Full Answer

All wolves travel in packs. Mother and father wolves are referred to as alphas. The alphas hunt for food for their young. They also choose den sites and territory for the pack. Wolves communicate with one another through howls and whistles. The theory that wolves howl at the full moon is based on the fact that wolves tend to howl more frequently when the dark nights are lighter due to extra moonlight.

Learn more about Wolves

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a group of wolves called?

    A:

    A group of wolves is called a pack. Wolves are social creatures that travel, hunt and perform all activities together. The pack is made up of family members, whether by blood or special ties.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do wolves hunt?

    A:

    Wolves typically hunt in a pack of six to ten members. When hunting large prey, such as deer or elk, the pack works together to isolate and then bring down their prey.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the predators of wolves?

    A:

    Wolves are the apex predators in the environment they live in, which means they don't have natural predators of their own, especially since they form packs. Wolves do have enemies, however, as they fight for food sources. Their enemies include bears, tigers and other wolf packs, depending on the region.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are there wolves in Ohio?

    A:

    As of 2014, there are no wild wolf populations in Ohio. However, some residents are allowed to keep wolves as pets as long as they are in a cage or under other similar conditions.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore