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Traits: Large, doglike mammal with sharp teeth; long bushy tail; long legs; lives and hunts in packs

Habitat: Forests, tundra, and wetlands wherever large herbivores (moose, deer, caribou, goats, or sheep) are available for food

Foods: Moose, deer, caribou, muskoxen, goats, and Dall sheep adults and young; also marmots, beaver, voles, other small mammals

Eaten by: Other wolves occasionally

Do You Know? Social hunting behavior (hunting in packs) allows wolves to prey on large animals such as moose, caribou, and muskoxen.

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