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Um Were You Aware That Wolves Are Really Fucking Huge??


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And, as you may know, dogs are the evolutionary descendants of wolves.

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I.e., tens of thousands of years ago, humans began to domesticate and raise wolves, who have since evolved into hundreds of different species including your great-aunt's chihua-doodle.

So, you might have been led to believe that a wolf is basically a big dog. That's what I thought, too...until I saw this video:

all my life i've always thought that wolves were the size of average dogs but guess i was wrong

God were we wrong.


APPARENTLY, this is just how wolves are. According the WWF, an arctic wolf can reach up to 5 feet 11 inches long, which is 1000% news to me.

Nicholas Hunt

To put this into perspective, that is a little more than one Jared Leto.

Also, one wolf weighs about 175 pounds, which is probably equal to one Jared Leto with a large beard.

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(FYI: This dude is Werner Freund, a researcher who apparently has not read Little Red Riding Hood.)


And if you've been watching Game of Thrones, those direwolves are actual wolves.

This post was translated from Spanish.