The face of a wolf, a howling canine that hunts in packs. Generally depicted as a cartoon-styled face of a gray wolf with pointed ears, white cheeks and muzzle, and black nose.
Its expression is variously neutral, friendly, or slightly menacing, as in Google and Samsung’s designs. Apple’s design features the head of gray wolf, facing left.
Occasionally used to represent metaphorical senses of wolf, e.g., lone wolf, wolf pack.
Apple and SoftBank’s designs previously resembled a reddish-brown canine, resembling a dog or fox.
Wolf was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Wolf Face” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.