Natural hunters with immense strength
They are built for stamina, possessing features ideal for long-distance travel. Their narrow chests and powerful backs and legs facilitate efficient movement – sometimes across huge ranges. They are capable of covering several miles trotting at about a pace of 10kph, and have been known to reach speeds approaching 65kph during a chase.
Strong jaws enable bison hunting
The wolf’s diet includes deer, caribou, moose, yak, and other large ungulates. American bison weighing more than a ton have been taken down by a pack. A timber wolf has strong jaws with sharp canine and carnassial (cheek) teeth for tearing and chewing meat.
A wolf's jaws are so strong it can bite through a moose femur (thigh) in just 6-8 bites. Like other canines, they use scent marking to lay claim to anything - from territory to fresh kills.