Compare Wolverine vs Gray Wolf

By | July 29, 2014

I am going to compare wolverine vs gray wolf. Both Gray wolf and wolverine are similar looking species and it would be difficult to know who will win the fight between wolverine vs gray wolf (timber wolf). Wolverine is smaller in size in comparison to wolf and many people are favoring it and some are still with wolverine. So, read further to know comparison and difference between wolverine vs gray wolf.

In last post, I compared Wolverine vs Honey badger; it is also a tough fight. Moreover, also know African wild dog vs Gray wolf.

Wolverine vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Wolverine vs Gray Wolf Comparison

Wolverine facts

Wolverine comes under largest land dwelling species of mustelidae family. It is very muscular carnivore animal that looks like a small bear. It is very aggressive and stronger animal with ability to kill the largest preys. In one documented report, I read that Wolverine killed the polar bear. So, it is very surprising fact for me but wolverine can do anything.

Wolverine found in areas like Canada, Alaska, Europe, Siberia and Russia. The wolverine numbers are reducing day by day because of global warming effect. Wolverine has short legs, small eyes and rounded ears. The short legs help wolverine to get deep snow. The wolverine length is of 65-107 cm with tail of 17-26 cm and weight around 9-15 kg.

It has special molar in his mouth back which can be rotated 90 degree and through which wolverine can tear off flesh from preys. The diet includes woxes, wolf pups, coyote, shrews, mice, rabbits, porcupines, squirrels, beavers, deer, moose, Canada lynx, seeds, roots, weasels etc.

Moreover, Wolverine armed with strong jaws and powerful claws through which they can kill even larger preys.

Gray Wolf facts

Now, comes the turn of wolf facts, It is gray wolf which is also known as timber wolf. It is found in areas like North America, north Africa and Eurasia. It is largest member of the family. Gar wolf has weight between 43-45 kgs.

Gray wolf can also hunt larger preys and known for his advanced expressive behavior. Wolf diet includes smaller animals, garbage, carrion and livestock. It is well research animal as many books are already published on wolf. It is like an ancestor of dogs.

It attacks on humans as well and causes them rabies. They fall under carnivorous and have board snout, short ears and long tail. It is powerful animal with deep ribcage and heavy muscle neck. The longer legs enable gray wolf to move swiftly and overcome snow. It has heavy teeth, strong jaws which help them to crush the bones.

The Gray wolf jaws have double the crushing pressure of German shepherd. They are known to cover long distances. They can attain speed of 50-60 Km/h. Gray wolf length measures 105-160 cm with tail of 29-50 cm. The height is of 80-85 cm. It has very dense and fluffy winter fur which is high resistive for cold season.

Wolverine vs Gray Wolf Comparison

The detailed comparison and difference between wolverine vs Gray wolf/tumber wolf is given below:

AnimalsGray wolfWolverine
Average Length 105-160 cm65-107 cm
Average Tail29-50 cm17-26 cm
Average Height80-85 cm30-45 cm
AreaNorth America, North Africa, EurasiaNorthern hemisphere, Europe, US, Canada, Siberia, Russia
HabitatGrasslands, deserts, arctic tundras and forestsWintry habitat in northern rocky area
TeethCusp pattern, heavy and largeStrong teeth and claws
Weight43-45 kg9-25 kg
Average Life Span6-13 years5-13 years

Who will win the fight? Many people want to know about wolverine and gray wolf who would to win the fight. My vote goes to wolverine because of its ability suffocate the larger preys. I have read stories of wolverine in which wolverine killed the black bear. So, it is not difficult for wolverine to kill a gray wolf. Although, Gray wolf is larger in size but still wolverine would win the fight.

14 thoughts on “Compare Wolverine vs Gray Wolf

  1. Aka/Tony

    Why can’t you vote for this one? I bet you the author is scared that the everyone would vote for wolf and he would be the only one that was rooting for the wolf, lol.

  2. Aka/Tony

    Gray wolves are bigger, stronger, faster with much stronger teeth. It’s simply just too much for the wolverine to contend with. It seems that eagle song has blind faith in wolverines. You’re delusional if you think a wolverine could take out a polar bear. You’re also a little crazy if you think a wolverine could take out a gray wolf.

      1. Aka/Tony

        The Turbine From Hell thank you for using common sense, unlike so many others on this site, such as Rob and James. Do me a favor: No matter what, never listen to Rob or James ^_^!

  3. Jeff

    If it was a very large wolverine, say around 60 pounds and a large gray wolf of say around 150 pounds it could be a toss up. The bite force of a gray wolf is around 1500- pounds. Wolverines have larger clawed paws than a gray wolf, however both animals have thick fur, which doubles as protection during combat. Wolverines have a bite force of around 224 pounds. I want to side with the wolverine, but I have to say a large gray wolf has the upper hand. I wouldn’t say the wolf would beat the wolverine every time, but possibly 70% of the time. The terrain and the weather could also play factors in this battle.

  4. Droog

    Actually, wolverines are some of the most ferocious animals on the planet. There is actual video footage of a wolverine killing a polar bear. Which, as far as bears go, a grizzly bear is the assumed top in it’s class, when in fact polar bears are far more dangerous. As far as wolves go, they’re typically pack hunters so they will likely win. However if you managed to get a 1 on 1, my vote goes for the wolverine. While the wolf, the largest in it’s class, and by coincidence, likely the most powerful of them, is not going to be as agile as the wolverine. I’m only responding to what I’ve read on various forums and various documentaries. Wolverines feed on Caribou for God’s sake. If a gray wolf pack does the same thing, can you imagine a 1 on 1? No doubt a coin toss, but I’d still bet on the wolverine.

    I’m not here to fight anyone or argue. Just my two cents. If you disagree, say so I suppose? But let’s please leave the insults out of it. The world really has no need for more hate.

  5. Hyaenidae

    Yukon, that’s ridiculous. Wolf has a bite at LEAST as strong, but is also three times bigger. He would throw that oversize badger over his shoulder and turn him into a tea cozie.


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