Wolves are highly social creatures, preferring to gather together in packs. A pack usually consists of a mother wolf, father wolf, and their children. A wolf pack may also consist of multiple families.
Wolves are territorial animals that spend their days traveling their chosen territory, hunting for prey. A pack will fiercely defend its territory from other packs.
Wolves are very vocal, and are known for their howls, which they use to draw the pack together and alert pack members of potential threats. Wolf howls can be heard over a range of 50 square miles.
Wolves are expert hunters, and packs can bring down much larger animals, including elk, moose and bison. Even individual wolves can occasionally handle these large animals on their own. However, large prey animals can prove dangerous for wolves to hunt, and they can be seriously injured or even killed by elk, moose, bison, muskoxen, and white-tailed deer.
Other less dangerous prey animals include geese and large birds, beavers, and hares and rabbits.