Aside from humans, wolves do not have any direct predators and are considered at the top of their food chain. Wolf meat is not normally consumed, although it would be possible for it to be eaten in extreme circumstances.

Wolves themselves are carnivores and eat a varied diet of small and large prey, depending on the area they inhabit. Wolves may eat small game such as rabbits or foxes, but a pack of wolves is capable of taking down a moose or caribou as well. Contrary to popular myth, wolves do not regularly attack humans. They will, however, kill and eat domestic animals such as smaller dogs or livestock.