Speech: the Gray Wolf

1085 WordsAug 22, 20125 Pages
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the gray wolf physical description, behavior and relationship with humans. Central idea: The gray wolf is an endangered species considered as a natural villain who has an essential predator role in the forest ecosystem. Introduction * “Grandma, why do you have such a big eyes?” Little Red Riding Hood asked. “So that I can see you better.” The wolf answered. * “Grandma, why do you have such a big mouth?” she asked. “So that I can eat you better…” * We’ve all read this famous French folktale about a young girl dressed in red and the big bad wolf who disguised as the girl’s grandmother so he could eat her. * The story was first published by Charles Perrault in…show more content…
e) The pack takes care of them during the first 10 months. (Transition: So they actually don’t like being a lone wolf! I’m sure you are wondering many other characteristics of wolves.) III. This animal is legendary because of its howling which characterizes its territorial behavior. D. Wolves howl to attract attention of their pack, to pass on an alarm, to locate each other and to communicate across great distances. 7. Their howling consists of a 150 and 780 Hz frequency. E. Wolves are slender animals with dense fluffy fur to protect them during cold winters. 8. They can comfortably rest in open areas at -40°C. F. Adult wolves are 105-160 cm in length and 80-85 cm in shoulder height. G. Their weight may vary geographically, around 80 to 110 pounds. 9. They are very strong for their size. H. They have high endurance in the chase; they can run 56-64 km per hour for twenty minutes straight. I. They have sharp smelling and hearing senses; powerful eyesight and the most advanced night vision of the Canidae family. (Transition: Maybe because of their sharp smelling and hearing senses and their powerful eyesight is that we humans came up with the famous folktale and started this conflict that ended up with their near extinction.) Conclusion I. There has always been a long rivalry history between

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