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If Wolves Could Compete in the Summer Olympics, Would They Be Sprinters or Long-Distance Runners?

As a generalist carnivore, wolves hunt prey that can range from the bite-sized and agile rabbit to the massive bison. Regardless of the prey size, a meal is generally the hard-won reward of extensive traveling and a chase.

Wolves are not known for their speed but they can achieve 36-38 miles per hour in short bursts in pursuit of prey. Wolves are, however, known for having great endurance. They can travel long distances at a lope around 5 mph.

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