Most wolf populations live in Canada and Alaska in a variety of habitats, ranging from arctic tundra to forest and prairie, if suitable prey is present. The gray wolf, also called the timber wolf, is the largest of about 41 wild species within the wolf family. In animal symbolism, the wolf is thought of as teacher and pathfinder. Though wolves are considered fierce, they are actually a very social; intelligent and friendly animal. They show us the importance of family and friends; the pack is a wolf's large facet of meaningful survival. Hand-crafted in Canada, each pewter figurine sits atop a piece of genuine amethyst crystal. Each piece comes on a card describing the animal or symbol.