In Reply to: Micron, we have a little problem here posted by Alpha Male on March 20, 2003 at 20:09:28:
Apparently wolves subsist mainly on field mice and such delicacies. But, and I believe this is mentioned in the above article, they don't simply eat the choice parts, but rather gulp down the entire creature. In doing this they are able to maintain their health and get the required vitamins and minerals they need--calcium from the bones, iron from the liver, etc...
I do suppose that once in awhile they have a treat such as a rabbit, or larger, but for the most part the wolf diet is not as people expect.
Other carniverous animals, such as the lions, attack and eat the stomachs first. They of course attack vegetarian animals, and the stomach is first consumed in order to munch down any vegetable or plant materials that are already being processed by the vegetarian animal. This way the carnivor gets his (her) enzymes and such, before the chance another predator may come and steal their prey.