The wolf is a carnivorous mammal weighing about fifty kilos; its long and woolly fur is a reddish grey.
It lives in packs of 8 to 10. Pack members are ruled by the dominant male and the female of similar rank who impose the hierarchy necessary for survival. The wolf's cry is a distinctive howl.
The rut takes place in January and February. The wolf cubs are born in April and May in litters of between three and eight. Life expectancy is 15 to 20 years. Wolves eat large and small mammals: deer, foxes, mice, rabbits etc.
This beast has featured so widely in legend that it has always been feared by man and numbers have been decimated. The wolf disappeared from our regions around a hundred years ago, but lately he's back in our neighboring countries and also in Belgium he re-appeared several times.