Diet and Hunting
Wolves eat ungulates, or large hoofed mammals, like elk, deer, moose and caribou. Wolves are also known to eat beaver, rabbits and other small prey. Wolves are also scavengers and often eat animals that have died due to other causes like starvation and disease, sometimes this causes the wolves to die from the diseases that the animals that they have eaten died from, but most of the time the wolves can tell if the meat is safe to eat.
Wolves hunt individually, in packs, or by stealing prey from other animals. When wolves hunt alone they usually prey on smaller animals such as beavers or rabbits, where as when they hunt in packs they feel more confident about hunting ungulates or lager animals. Wolves will make full use of the carcass, including hair and bones, and can eat up to 19.8 pounds of meat in one feeding. On a zoo diet, the wolves are fed dog kibble and meat.