How Do Wolves Hunt
Wolves usually hunt in a pack.
This makes them more
Each hunt may take several hours.
As the wolves set out.
They often run in a single line
to search for prey.
The wolves may find a herd
of caribou or muskoxen.
The pack will usually choose a weak
or old animal as its prey.
Such an animal is almost always
easier to catch than a young, heathy one.
The wolves then sneak
towards the animal.
They stay downwind so that the prey
cannot smell them.
Ocne they are close,
the wolves start to run.
They attack the animals
rump or sides.
As the animal weakens and stumbles,
the wolves grab it by the throat
Then they quickly kill it.
Pack members work well together.
Some wolves may distract a mother
animal while the other sneak upon her young.
Or a few wolves may go ahead of the pack and hide.
They ambush the prey when
the rest of the pack
drives it toward them.