Here’s a card I received from Illinois! This is from a postcard book featuring the fierce yet admirable creatures known as wolves! Our one-man content management team on APFY debated whether or not to share this card here due to the mildly graphic state of the “lunch” at the bottom of the card. But, it’s the nature of the beast (literally), and it’s not like these fellows can order a McElk burger from the nearest fast food joint. So here you have it! Anyway, wolves are the largest members of the dog family. They’re pretty well-known for being fearsome but intelligent hunters, and they’re physically adept too, being able to sprint up to 60 km per hour for short distances. If you’re a deer, elk, caribou or moose, you’d better take a rain check on a nature tour if you see one of these guys. Wolves actually aren’t picky eaters, though – if there’s a scarcity of something, they have no problem eating things rabbits, lizards, and sometimes even large insects. One thing that I really find fascinating about wolves is the concept of packs. Packs, which usually contain no more than 20 wolves, are like wolf communities. The pack hunts together, cooperating to take down prey. They also bring back food for the pups that stay back. Each pack has an alpha male and an alpha female, which are the only ones who produce offspring. The pups stay in the den for a few weeks, then come out to a rendezvous point, where they just kinda hang out for the day. Eventually they start watching and hunting with the older wolves. It’s interesting to see so many animals over the course of posting that are solo animals (e.g. the manta ray, the bald eagle), to now seeing one that is incredibly social and group-oriented. There’s certainly power in numbers… and I think the venison on the card would agree! Thank so much for choosing this for me!