This book is from the same series as Animals of Australia and Snakes and Crocs but, unlike those books, Wolves only focuses on the one species of animal (wolves) instead of a variety from the same environment or family. Facts are related about different varieties of wolves – their habits, hunting styles, and environments.
The book is strewn about with detailed illustrations as well as several real life photos. Here are a few facts I learned from Wolves.
- A wolf can smell a moose over a mile away.
- Wolves eat every part of their prey, including their organs and bones, to get all the nutrition they need.
- Wolves can hear each other howl from up to six miles away!
The book begins by outlining the supposed history of wolves beginning a million years ago and working its way forward. (There are three mentions of the phrase “millions of years”.)
One illustration shows a wolf snarling viciously – another depicts two wolves jumping a buffalo (no blood is involved).
Conclusion. An interesting book for wolf / dog / husky enthusiasts.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret