The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as timber wolf, originally occurred across North America, Europe and Asia (Nowak 1995).
Coyotes (Canis latrans) are sometimes called brush wolves but are not true wolves.
It knows where its territory ends and another begins by smelling scent messages - urine and feces - left by other wolves.
One left in September and moved 45 miles east and the other went 85 miles west in November.Howling also helps identify and reunite individuals that are scattered over their large territory.How does a non-breeding wolf attain dominant, or breeding status?A wolf, along other wild canids, usually places its hind foot in the track left by the front foot, whereas a dog's front and hind foot tracks usually do not overlap each other. Wolves are social animals, living in a family group or pack.A pack usually has six to 10 animals - a dominant ("alpha") male and female (the breeding pair), pups from the previous year (yearlings) and the current year's pups.