The grey wolf is a legendary animal and the pride of the park. Also known as the timber wolf it is the largest of North America’s canines.
As its name suggests, its fur is ash-grey but can vary from white to black. The grey wolf is a sociable animal that lives in a highly hierarchical pack. Only the dominant male and female, who make a faithful couple, can reproduce. The other animals are dominated and have to wait for permission from the dominant pair to feed, for example.
Wolves hunt in packs, following a strategy. They locate their prey (often a small animal, young or old, sick), encircle and then attack.
The female gives birth to four to ten cubs, sometimes more, in a den (one meter in diameter) connected to the outside through a tunnel from two to nine meters.
Once present throughout North America, excessive hunting and the destruction of their habitat has reduced the number of wolves in Canada. Nevertheless, wolves are present throughout Quebec, except in the far south.