When It Comes to Wolves, It’s Feast or Famine
The term “feast or famine” refers to the diet of wolves and many other large predators. Prey isn’t always abundant, so wolves have a metabolism that helps them store fat and energy for long periods while prey is scarce. The most a large gray wolf can eat at one time is about 22 pounds. That would be a great feast, but an adult can go almost two weeks without food, making up the “famine” part of their diet.