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What is the life span of a wolf?

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The average life span of a wolf is typically between six and 13 years. However, this number is based on the wolf's wild habitat and can vary greatly if the wolf is raised in captivity.

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The longest life span for a wolf on record is 20 years, but this is unusual. Most wolves do not live beyond eight years or more, but captive wolves, similarly to dogs, often live to be 16 years of age or older. Life in the wild is harsh, and wolves often meet their end when coming in contact with other predators, including the humans that trap them.

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