A "big pack" and a "big wolf mama" are all young pups need

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A "big pack" and a "big wolf mama" are all young pups need

Post by Koa » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:03 pm

(I will be posting another discussion thread as well soon, so don't worry! It won't be related to this, though. :) )
A wolf pup growing up in Yellowstone National Park has a better chance of surviving if it has a big mama that lives in a big pack.

Those were the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology that utilized 14 years of data collected on Yellowstone wolves.
Read the full article here: http://mtstandard.com/news/state-and-re ... f887a.html

I personally had never considered nor thought about wolf pup development in this light. I considered large wolf packs to be helpful with hunting for the pack, but not necessarily helpful in other ways. Thought I'd share. Enjoy!
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Post by WolvesAndSpiders » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:40 pm

This was an interesting read, thanks for sharing, Koa!
What was intriguing was the coat colors section, where it mentioned coats had to do with their immune systems. Amazing.
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Post by Edme1 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:53 pm

Wow, very nice article here. I especially liked reading about the coat colors, as Spider said, and about the earlier wolf populations. Thanks for sharing!
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