North American Gray Wolf, also known as timber wolf. They have the most powerful jaws — 42 highly specialized teeth — with a biting capacity of 1000 and 1500 pounds per square inch! Gray wolves were once considered to have had the largest ranges of any species - spanning throughout Eurasia, North America and the Africa, covering the entire continental northern hemisphere. Some records suggests that there were up to 400,000 wolves in the US alone, sadly these species were hunted to near extinction in the continental US. Today, there are only about 9,000 in the United States. The range of a wolf pack typically varies from 80- 300 miles, but in extreme northern regions, there territories they can cover over 1000 sq miles! They can survive without food for 17 days in the wild. For Native American wolves are a special creature that deserve utmost respect. They are also known as a guide to the spiritual world. In fact some tribes give all credit of their hunting ability to the wolves. They say they learnt hunting by watching these wolves! Join me @shravanregretiyer and experience the East coast like never before. Visit @regretiyerproductions and shravanregretiyer.com for more stories from the natural world. Shravan Regret Iyer’s “This is America – All New”

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