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wolf pups

Post by Bright-Heart » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:21 pm

what is the average number of pups wolves have and what is the most they can have?
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Re: wolf pups

Post by Kivia » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:28 pm

For gray and red wolves, it's around 4-6 pups, but that can differ depending on the current living conditions of the pack. The most pups a wolf can give birth to though, I'm not quite sure about that one. In the wild, I'm sure it probably wouldn't be much higher than the average since there's too many factors that go into how many pups a wolf can have.
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Re: wolf pups

Post by ZippyWizard » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:08 pm

As Kiv said, the number sort of varies. I'd guess that it varies depending on type of wolf, season, genes, eating habits, etc. My wolf 'almanac' directly states this:
"In one Montana study of twenty-seven litters, the average litter contained 4 to 5 pups."
So I guess it really varies. And false pregnancies are not uncommon, so a female may have zero pups! Hope this helped :)
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Re: wolf pups

Post by Alpha Female » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:30 am

ZippyWizard wrote:As Kiv said, the number sort of varies. I'd guess that it varies depending on type of wolf, season, genes, eating habits, etc. My wolf 'almanac' directly states this:
"In one Montana study of twenty-seven litters, the average litter contained 4 to 5 pups."
So I guess it really varies. And false pregnancies are not uncommon, so a female may have zero pups! Hope this helped :)
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Re: wolf pups

Post by Yellowie100 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:06 pm

A she-wolf can have anything from one to fourteen, but normally will have 4-6 like Kivia has just said.
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Re: wolf pups

Post by Koa » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Seeing has this thread has been answered quite enough, I will be locking this to prevent the repetition of answers.
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