In the ten years I have been a member of SoM I have not been able to understand the young member's fascination with one animal; the Wolf.
Why should that be? The wolf is intelligent,yes;but so are other animals. The Wolf is "sly", yes; so is the Tiger. The Wolf hunts in packs,yes; so does the Porpoise. The Wolf is powerful,yes;but so is the Lion.
In fact, size for size, the Wolf is no more powerful than a rat! And the bone-crushing jaws of the Hyena are far more powerful than the jaws of a Wolf!
I think that the fascination of the Wolf is the fear of the animal in Humans. That, plus the old stories of the Werewolf.
The problem is that we, as Human animals, give Human qualities to other animals.
What is "wise" about an owl? What is so "magnificent" about an Eagle? A Humming Bird is equally as wonderful!
Another wonderful bird is condemned as "a horrid,ugly bird", the Vulture. Many times have I heard that "Vultures eat dead flesh"; as though other animals eat "living" flesh!
"They eat rotting flesh." Actually they don't, usually.They would much rather eat a "fresh kill", but they do eat an "old kill" if it's the only available meat.
Do Humans eat only fresh meat? Any butcher will tell you that fresh meat is "as tough as old leather!". Any good Chef will tell you that meat less than a fortnight old is not worth cooking!
So let us look at all animals as being equally fascinating; whether wild or tame. I love all animals, but I would rather have my cat jump onto my lap, than a Wolf!