A whole pack of wolves was filmed by an automatic camera installed on the territory of the Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The video shows eight predators walking one after another along a mountain trail against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.
The wolf is a species of carnivorous mammals of the canine family. This is a strong animal, weighing up to 100 kg, with a body length of up to 160 cm and height at the withers of up to 90 cm. Wolves have well-developed senses - hearing, sight and smell. The animals are monogamous - they form permanent pairs until the death of one of the mates. They live in a pack in which, in addition to the parents, there are puppies born the current year and puppies of the previous litter. Everything that can be procured goes on the "wolf table". Small mouse-like rodents, birds, hares, eggs and chicks of birds nesting on the ground, as well as berries and even pine nuts are suitable. However, the main food of this predator is ungulates.
For the Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve, the wolf is a common species. According to expert estimates, the number of wolves in the specially protected natural area (SPNA) is about 40 specimens.
"On the territory of the Sayano-Shushensky Reserve, wolves mostly live in the area of the southern slope of the Sayan Range. The height of the snow cover is a limiting factor for these animals, so they try to settle and hunt in areas with little snow. In summer, the predators are also observed in the northern part of the reserve. However, by winter they move to their usual places, located closer to the southern border of the SPNA," the press service of the reserve says.
It is worth noting that wolves often come across camera traps of the Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve. The "grays", like the other protected inhabitants, often notice camera traps and pose in front of them: some - as if smiling, others intently and thoughtfully look into the distance. This footage is a valuable material illustrating the life of the reserve.