Wolves are known as predators that live in cold climates such as snow-damped forests and mountain tops. This is the perfect place for them to strive and multiply. Wolves come in a pack with an alpha or leader responsible for leading the pack into safety and food source. Also, with its effective hunting skills and teamwork, wolves are regarded as a symbol of cooperation that can be seen on military and scouting flags. However, there are other information that you must learn about wolves. Have you heard about an animal that consumes wolf as its diet? Seems impossible, right? But what if this is true? Given that, below are the animals that take wolves as part of their diet. Let’s start!
According to studies, there are reported and observed scavengers that eat wolf. These are the following:
Bears are known to thrive in rich forests where wolves and other animals live. One of the parts of a bear’s diet is a wolf. Be it a polar, black, or grizzly bear, all of it can hunt, kill, and consume wolves. However, before that, a tragic fight happens first, especially if the victim wolf is an adult. The fight comes claw against claw, teeth for teeth, and force against another force.
Moreover, although bears are entitled to more advantage when it comes to strength and size, wolves have a pack and speed. In that sense, bears target the weak members or cubs to be their next meal.
Another animal that can consume wolves is the Siberian tiger or also called as the Amur tigers. This specie of tiger is known for its power, strength, speed, and tactics that guarantee successful hunts, even on wolves.
In Russia, Sikhote-Alin mountain, to be exact, there exist large packs of wolves before. But when the Amur or Siberian tigers came, wolves disappeared. This then gave the tigers the chance to prosper and multiply in numbers. However, in not a long time, the Tigers’ count suddenly dropped without any clear reason.
Scavengers include vultures and hyenas that are known as the dead-eaters. These animals love to eat any left-over food and dead bodies as part of their diet. However, it can also attack and consume live animals such as wolves, especially the cubs or weaklings. With their ability to peck and attack wolves, these scavengers are not far from the possibility of having fresh wolf meat as their next meal. But before that to happen, a bloody and tragic war happens first between the two animals. After all, both have their own respective skills and tactics when hunting, and scavengers only have little chances of defeating a pack of wolves.
Indeed, wolves are not on the top of the ecosystem’s food chain. As long as an animal or wolf is edible on the eyes of others else, it can still be consumed and used as a nutrient source. The only thing that matters here is the proper and limited doings of human beings to the wolves’ habitat and a food source to help them strive!