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An Earth wolf

The Capitoline Wolf

The wolf (Canis lupus) was a carnivorous canine, from which dogs were descended, native to planet Earth.

Romulus and Remus were, according to legend, nursed to health as infants by a she-wolf. The Capitoline Wolf, a bronze sculpture depicting the wolf and the infant boys, was seen in the time stream as Earth's timeline realigned itself after Jonathan Archer thwarted a temporal incursion by the Na'kuhl. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" was a well known children's story about a wolf. When Julian Bashir told the story to Elim Garak, the later concluded that the moral was "to never tell the same lie twice." (DS9: "Improbable Cause")

In 2267, Spock referred to the entity Redjac, who was murdering women on the planet Argelius II, "where the inhabitants are as peaceful as sheep," as being like "a hungry wolf in that fold." (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")

As Chakotay's grandfather got older, he believed at night he turned into a wolf and roamed the forest. (VOY: "Barge of the Dead")

In 2369, Captain Edward Jellico compared Cardassians to the wolf-subspecies known as timber wolves, saying that they possessed an instinctive need to establish a dominant position in social gatherings, and thus contrived his strategy for negotiating with Gul Lemec accordingly. Counselor Deanna Troi reminded him that sometimes a wolf ended up dead in the fight for dominance, to which Jellico responded by saying that the trick was to be the wolf that was standing in the end. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I") The following year Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev observed to Captain Jean-Luc Picard that "[Gul] Evek manages to make the Cardassians sound like helpless sheep being preyed on by Federation wolves." (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

When Deanna Troi entered Lwaxana Troi's mind to find out why her mother was unconscious, an angry wolf tried to keep her away from the memories of Kestra Troi. (TNG: "Dark Page")

The wolf in this episode was actually played by the two wolves Buck and Teddy who previously appeared in the Academy Award winning film Dances with Wolves in 1990. They were trained by Rob Bloch, Chris and Bobbi Edrington of Critters of the Cinema.

Wolf-like creatures sometimes appear on other habitable worlds, like the rogue planet Dakala, where they were hunted by the extraterrestrial Eska. (ENT: "Rogue Planet")

When The Doctor reverted a member of Species 8472 from a Human to its natural state, he commented "talk about a wolf in sheep's clothing", based on an old Earth saying. (VOY: "In the Flesh")

Chakotay compared the Hirogen to wolves since they lived in small 'packs' and roamed the galaxy hunting for 'prey'. (VOY: "Prey")

In 2376, Captain Kathryn Janeway used the story of The Good Shepherd as an analogy for her mentoring of three crewmen who had "slipped through the cracks" on the USS Voyager, having never served on an away mission. During an away mission on the Delta Flyer, the group encountered a possible dark matter lifeform which seriously endangered the group, though they were ultimately rescued by the crew of Voyager. In discussing the matter with Commander Chakotay afterwards, Janeway stated that the good shepherd went after some lost sheep and ran into a wolf. (VOY: "Good Shepherd")

In an ultimately unused line of dialogue from the final draft script of TOS: "Charlie X", Spock recalled that, in the Human legend of Romulus and Remus, a wolf looked after the infants, who were otherwise left to fend for themselves in the wilderness.
It is common misconception that the star Wolf 359 was named after wolves. It was actually named after the Earth astronomer Max Wolf.

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