Meet the Wolves Keeper Talk
Daily Keeper Talk at 2:30PM
Come visit Maggie, Luna and Rain along with their keeper for Safari Niagara’s Meet the Wolves Keeper talk to learn more about this fascinating species.
Wolves play a key role in keeping ecosystems healthy. They help keep deer and elk populations in check, which benefits other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species, like grizzly bears and scavengers.
Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. As the ancestor of the domestic dog, the gray wolf closely resembles German shepherds and malamutes. Adaptable gray wolves are by far the most common and were once found all over the Northern Hemisphere.
Wolves have a complex vocal communication system; ranging from barks and whine to growls and howls. They will also use body language to get their message a crossed. Tails high is an indicator of aggression low or between their legs indicates tolerance and submission. Ears pinned and teeth bared they are ready to fight.
With 200 million scent cells, (humans only have five million), they are able to smell prey up to 1.6 kilometres (1mile) away.