Grey wolves have long embodied the spirit of the wilderness. Once they had the largest natural distribution of any except . Sadly, they can no longer claim this record as they have been lost from much of their former lands. Grey wolves still occupy a range of habitats including Arctic , and .
The young are born blind and deaf in dens and totally reliant on their , and the pack, for warmth and food. Hunting with the pack for and begins before the pups are a year old. There are almost 40 subspecies including Arctic, tundra and Arabian wolves, domestic dogs and the dingo. They are the largest of the .