27 Writing Prompts about Wolves

Swift of foot paired with stealthy hunting skills, wolves have long been considered a dangerous predator.

They have been hunted for their warm fur. Ranchers have killed wolf packs to protect their cattle.

Many wolf species have been over-hunted and are now listed as endangered. They have been hunted until near extinction.

Recently, wolves have been recognized as an integral part in the precarious balance of nature found in the wild.

These fascinating creatures live in tightly formed, hierarchical packs that offer protection for the pack members and add to the longevity of individual wolves.

Today we’re going to write everything we can about these beautiful yet much maligned animals.

How To Use Writing Prompts

The prompts below can help get your wolf-focused writing started.

Select one prompt you like as a main topic and incorporate others as subtopics. The prompts can also be used as a practice challenge where you construct a paragraph about each wolf prompt.

No matter how you use these wolf topics, the key to writing a successful story is to write consistently. Your writing composition will improve with each successive story.

Get Started Writing About Wolves

  1. The Gray Wolf is the most common type of wolf. It lives in many places, but high concentrations of packs are found…
  2. The Arctic Wolf is known by their fur color and lives in only a few places around the globe…
  3. A Red Wolf’s coat is a shade of cinnamon which helps camouflage the wolf…
  4. The Indian Wolf is often mistaken for a fox because…
  5. The Himalayan Wolf can be found mostly in the country of…
  6. An Ethiopian Wolf is often mistaken for a jackal due to its…
  7. The Eastern Wolf is distinct from other wolf species because it…
  8. Wolves are carnivores, they mostly hunt in packs, and prefer to eat…
  9. Wolves howl and use facial expressions when they want to communicate…
  10. Wolves tip their head back when they howl, this allows them to easily…
  11. The alpha male is the wolf pack leader, he is in control of….
  12. The beta female of the wolf pack is…
  13. The omega wolf’s pack rank is…
  14. Wolves growl as a form of communication when they are….
  15. Some wolf species are endangered because they have been…
  16. The country where the greatest concentration of wolf packs live is….
  17. A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth, around eight months old, they can change color to…
  18. Wolves have five toes on their front feet and four toes on their back feet. They run on their toes, making it easier for them to protect their…
  19. At birth, a wolf pup cannot see or hear, and is very small, only weighing…
  20. A wolf has 42 specialized teeth that have particular uses like shredding, crushing, and puncturing. Their jaws are massively strong making hunting prey…
  21. Curiously, wolves have webbing between their toes making it easy for them to…
  22. Dire Wolves are extinct, they were prehistoric wolves that lived…
  23. A wolf is swift and runs about 20 miles an hour, its top running speed can be as fast as…
  24. Many Indian tribes did not hunt wolves, they believed the slain wolves’ brothers would return to…
  25. A wolf pack can vary in size, they are typically between…
  26. A wolf has two coats of fur, the undercoat layer protects…
  27. An adult male wolf is heavier than you think. Nose to tail it is 4.5 to 5 feet long and weighs between…

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