The look of love: Rarely, an animal is born with unique markings. Wolf pictured in the Finnish wilderness was amazingly born with perfect heart.

Animals with truly unique fur coats are likely unaware of their distinct beauty.

Not only are these incredible animal markings rare, but they also have a lot to do with genetics. Just like the color of your hair or the shape of your eyes, animal markings are formed based on their genetic coding.

It is the largest of Old World grey wolves, averaging 39 kg (86 lb) in Europe;however, exceptionally large individuals have weighed between 69–80 kg (152–176 lb), though this varies according to region.

Its fur is relatively short and coarse, and is generally of a tawny colour, with white on the throat that barely extends to the cheeks. The howl of the Eurasian wolf is much more protracted and melodious than that of North American grey wolf subspecies, whose howls are louder and have a stronger emphasis on the first syllable.

The two are, however, mutually intelligible, as North American wolves have been recorded to respond to European-style howls made by biologists.

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In Lithuanian mythology, an iron wolf appears before Grand Duke Gediminas, instructing him to build the city of Vilnius. Tengrism places high importance on the wolf, as it is thought that, when howling, it is praying to Tengri, thus making it the only creature other than man to worship a deity.

Responses to "Encounter with heart-shaped face wolf in the Finnish wilderness"

  1. Beautiful! I hope these wolves are protected.

  2. Ah, I found beneath one of the photographs: Niko Pekonen, although I think it is Niko Pekkonen... , yes I checked... Thank you for sharing his work!

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