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  • Hello, welcome to Weird, Gross, and Beautiful,

  • a casual discussion about animals that I think

  • are weird, gross, beautiful or all three.

  • Today we're talking about wolves.

  • [HOWLING] is how the wolf goes.

  • Sometimes a lone wolf will make that noise-- you know, howling, right?

  • In order to get his pack's attention.

  • So basically, he's just, like, hey guys, where are you?

  • I'm lost.

  • Come find me.

  • Or he'll be, like, come over here.

  • I found something.

  • Communal packs will howl together

  • to maybe communicate something to a different pack.

  • And kind of like when a dog barks,

  • sometimes other wolves will start

  • howling just because another wolf started.

  • So they're kind of, like-- they're all

  • very susceptible to peer pressure is what it seems like.

  • There's a bunch of mama wolves going around being,

  • like, you stop that.

  • Stop howling just because he was howling.

  • He's, like, but Jimmy started howling.

  • And she's like, if Jimmy bit off the head of a reindeer,

  • would you do the same thing?

  • And he's, like, yeah, in order to survive.

  • The packs that they have usually consist

  • of about six to ten wolves.

  • There's the Alpha wolf, and he's the most dominant male leader.

  • And his position of status is followed very closely by his mate.

  • And typically they are the only two wolves in the whole pack to produce babies.

  • But the whole pack together will look after the babies,

  • and make sure that they're safe, and watch them

  • while other people go hunt.

  • Only two of them get to produce babies,

  • but everyone is, like, in it together

  • to make sure that the babies live and they're OK.

  • Packs can roam large distances, like maybe 12 miles or more in a day.

  • And they will hunt, obviously cooperatively,

  • together to take down large prey.

  • And if they're successful, they are not

  • watching their girlish figure at all.

  • They can eat up to 20 pounds in a day.

  • So 20 pounds of meat is kind of a lot,

  • considering that the average wolf weighs anywhere

  • from, like, 80 to 100 pounds.

  • That's a lot of meat.

  • And where do they get these 20 pounds of meat,

  • from should they be successful in taking down their prey?

  • From, like, deer, elk, and moose-- but that's

  • just their preferred prey.

  • Like, that's what they want to eat.

  • They can eat birds and lizards and a whole bunch of smaller

  • mammals-- rabbits, whatever.

  • Contrary to what Liam Neeson would have you believe,

  • wolves very rarely attack humans.

  • They are considered one of the most aggressive and fearsome villains of the animal kingdom.

  • Like most animals, they'll leave you alone

  • if you leave them alone.

  • So don't bother them.

  • Don't go getting all up in their grille,

  • and maybe they won't attack you-- Neeson.

  • But still, don't go try to pet them or nothing.

  • Don't [BLEEP] with them.

  • They will destroy you.

  • Thank you so much for watching Weird, Gross and Beautiful.

  • My name is Catie Wayne, and if you'd like to,

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  • This week's animal was suggested by Xavi Castro.

  • Thank you so much, my love.

  • [KISSY NOISE]

  • And if you much feel like it, please go

  • check out this Weird, Gross and Beautiful about geckos.

  • It's one of my favorites.

  • They keep clean by licking.

  • They use their long-ass tongue and keep it clean.

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  • I love you all so, so much.

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