The principe of a pack

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The principe of a pack

Post by Kouga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:37 am

Do wolves accept strangers in their pack if they show submissive behavior the 'alpha'?
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Blightwolf » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:47 am

A younger lone wolf may eventually cross into another pack's area to challenge a weak alpha in order to take over. Wolf packs rarely accept members from the outside.
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Kouga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:49 am

Rarely but they do oo? In which cases would they do so?
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by paperpaws » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:53 am

Interesting question. Maybe in times of weakness, or when there is no alpha male/female or something.
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:53 am

Kouga wrote:Rarely but they do oo? In which cases would they do so?
If members of a pack are sick, new wolves tend to fight for the place in the group. In this case, a wolf got ingured from another animal. Other wolves challenge it and usually take over.

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Kouga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:54 am

Hm, what happens to that wolf that was 'defeated' by the new-comer? Will it stay with the pack?
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:56 am

Kouga wrote:Hm, what happens to that wolf that was 'defeated' by the new-comer? Will it stay with the pack?

If the new-comer wins, they have the instinct to chase the wolf away from it's territory. That's why there are some lone wolves.

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Kouga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:58 am

Ah, thanks ^.^ Now I'm enlightened.
So the only wolves in a pack are usually the leader's children? Is that right?
And occasionally there's an outsider?
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:05 am

Kouga wrote:Ah, thanks ^.^ Now I'm enlightened.
So the only wolves in a pack are usually the leader's children? Is that right?
And occasionally there's an outsider?
Precisely.

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Kouga » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:11 am

Yeah, question answered. Thanks everyone ^..^
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:27 am

Kouga wrote:Yeah, question answered. Thanks everyone ^..^

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by frog wolf » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:14 am

it is very unushual for this to happen
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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:00 am

frog wolf wrote:it is very unushual for this to happen
Yes, it is.

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Sintact » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:40 am

For what I have read and I will infer some of the information (meaning that this might not be 100% correct), wolves rarely accept strangers in their pack. Why? Because packs are comformed by family members, not by other wolves. The meaning loner in a pack is the same as the Omega, the wolf that is alone is called Dispersal, and being in this state means that they are searching for another Dispersal that would like to start a pack. Same as the WolfQuest Singleplayer game.

If they find a weak wolf or a hurted one, they will leave it there. It's survival. Indeed, they might as well kill the weak wolf when there's is need (starvation, scarcity, etc).

I saw some years ago a Dispersal wolf joining a pack, meaning that it might be possible for the family members to accept a new comer.

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Re: The principe of a pack

Post by Akiyne » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:57 am

Sintact wrote:For what I have read and I will infer some of the information (meaning that this might not be 100% correct), wolves rarely accept strangers in their pack. Why? Because packs are comformed by family members, not by other wolves. The meaning loner in a pack is the same as the Omega, the wolf that is alone is called Dispersal, and being in this state means that they are searching for another Dispersal that would like to start a pack. Same as the WolfQuest Singleplayer game.

If they find a weak wolf or a hurted one, they will leave it there. It's survival. Indeed, they might as well kill the weak wolf when there's is need (starvation, scarcity, etc).

I saw some years ago a Dispersal wolf joining a pack, meaning that it might be possible for the family members to accept a new comer.

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