Grey wolves are strong and powerful animals. Their strength helps them survive. They have powerful jaws and sharp teeth. Grey wolves are built for hunting deer and other big prey. They have very keen eyesight. Grey wolves can see anything that moves. Running wolves can reach up to 30 miles per hour. Grey wolves will trot between 30-50 miles a day. They can easily leap over big rocks and logs with their long legs.
Wolves can be any shade from white to black to brown to red. They can also have a mixture of these colors. Besides their amazing colors, they have excellent hearing. Their hearing helps them hear other packs from far distances.
Wolves have long mouths and tails. The formal scientific name for the grey wolf is called canis lupus. The grey wolf is also known as the timber wolf. Like domestic dogs, grey wolves walk on their toes not the soles of their feet.