What do wolves eat?

Wolves are carnivores, which mean they eat meat as their main food source.  Grey wolves hunt mostly large, hoofed animals including different kinds of deer, mountain goats, moose, elk, and bison.  They will also hunt hares, beavers, birds and fish.  Most of the wolf's main prey can outrun it, so wolves use co-operation and cunning to catch their prey. Wolves hunt as a pack and respond to signals from each other, they either take turns chasing the prey to tire it, or they split up and chase it into an ambush.

Have you heard the saying “wolfing it down”? A wolf can eat around 9 kilograms of food in one meal, that’s about the same as eating 80 hamburgers!  Don’t be mistaken, wolves will also eat fruit and vegetables to keep them healthy.