Leadership Heritage?

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Leadership Heritage?

Post by Blightwolf » Fri May 15, 2009 6:18 am

Let's say that there is an alpha couple with pups. Some reason the alpha couple dies and their cubs are left behind --- do the pups have any kind of possibilities to earn a higher rank because of the parents position in the pack? I'm curious to know.

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Re: Leadership Heritage?

Post by pawnee » Fri May 15, 2009 11:26 am

no, wolves don't inherit their status. By around the four month to six month phase they begin to learn their place within pack heirarchy. Its not like Hyenas where your position and authority is based on your parent's role within a group.

wolves have pups, not cubs. :mrgreen:
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