There are a good percentage of folks that are drawn to specific animals, whether they are domestic animals or wild. Some are drawn to swans, elephants, horses, bears, chickens, dogs or cats for example. Few even have a handful of favored animals. Drawings, paintings, knick knacks, and even décor are dedicated to the animal they elevate. With millions if not billions of the various animal species roaming the world, both land and sea, there are quite a few possibilities of what you are drawn to. At Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings, replicas of your favorite animals can be carved to adorn your home or your landscape with a unique piece of art to salute your favorite beast. Today, in honor of the fierce wolf and those who salute them, we would like to share some fun and amazing facts about the beautiful wolf.
Wolf Chainsaw Carvings
– The earliest drawings of wolves found in caves date back to 20,000 B.C. and are located in southern parts of Europe.
– Wolves actually run on their toes to preserve the padding on their paws and to enhance their stopping and turning speed.
– A male and female wolf mate and stay together for life and have extremely sophisticated family ties and are devoted parents.
– Wolves have a highly sensitive sense of smell, having approximately 200 million scent cells, in comparison to the human, who only has about 5 million cent cells. With their enhanced ability, they are capable of smelling other animals one mile away.
– Pups are born with blue eyes, and last for about 8 months before they turn yellow.
– Wolves can hear approximately up 6 miles away under the right circumstances.
– Wolves are one of the few animals able to use a number of different facial expressions to communicate within their pack.
– A wolf pack can consist of as little two or three wolves, or as many thirty.
– England killed the last known wolf in 1500, Ireland’s last wolf was killed in 1770, and Denmark’s last wolf would meet its demise in 1772. In France, the last wolf was killed in 1927, when early that year a policeman was tried for shooting and killing a boy he believed to be a werewolf.
– Ireland was once known as the wolf land with thriving and abundant wolves roaming the land in the 1600’s. Using Irish wolfhounds, nobility would kill the wolves as sport.
– In 1973, U.S. placed its first animal on the Endangered Species Act list, which was the wolf.
– Yellowstone Park’s last wolf was killed in 1927, but in 1995 wolves were reintroduced to help revive the eco-system. At last count, there are now 136 wolves and 13 packs.
– The Cherokee Native Americans refused to hunt wolves as they believed a slain wolf’s brother would get his revenge, along with the fear that the weapon used would no longer function.
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We hope that was a fun look at wolves, and will continue to have blogs here and there concerning awesome, fun or interesting facts about the various animals Clark carves; we hope to touch on yours. Call Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings to view our inventory or place your custom chainsaw carving order today!