Wolf in 10 languages – these fascinating animals have been around since more than 700, 000 years ago and feature predominantly in the collective memory of mankind. More books have been written about wolves than any other animal! (Source: Wikipedia)
Only humans and tigers present a serious threat to a wolf, in all other situations it is at the top of every food chain. Despite many humans fearing wolves, and a number of stories featuring wolves as a threat (The Big Bad Wolf), most attacks on humans have been as a result of rabies.
Knowing this word will help you read traditional stories in other languages as wolves feature so often!