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Gray wolf pups from Voyageurs National Park play and tumble around their den.

Gray wolves live in areas that get very cold during the winter. Sometimes, their habitats have deep snow. Gray wolves can live in areas that get as cold as negative 40°F/C. Their fur coat has two layers. The outer layer is called the guard hairs. They protect wolves from wind, snow, and rain. The undercoat is thick and soft. It holds the wolves’ body heat in and keeps them warm.

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Making Connections


Imagine you are on a hike and see a wolf. Are you afraid? Why or why not?


Have you read another book or watched a movie about wolves? What did you learn about wolves from the movie or book?


Gray wolves hunt in packs. Can you think of any other animals that hunt in groups?

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