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The Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus) is related to the dog and is the largest member of the canine family. Gray Wolves are named for their gray fur. They have long tawny-colored legs and flanks with narrow chests. Males are larger than females, reaching a weight of up to 80-90lbs and a length of 5-6.5 feet. These animals can sprint at up to 45 mph, but can also run 25 mph for several miles. They are carnivores (meat eaters) and excellent hunters. When hunting in a pack, Gray Wolves prey on larger animals like moose, elk, bison, and deer. Wolves are known for their howling, which helps members of the pack communicate in thick forests or over great distances.