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About Wolves Why?

Post by Wolfyyy123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:49 pm

In pack their can be up to 7-15 members in a wolf pack or even higher But In the finally Quest in Wolfquest 2.5. you'll send an other year together they'll leave family searing for a mate just like as you. but most wolves stay with their family until they get kicked out for having too many wolves in the pack but i'm just wondering why it like that I through the parents kick them out because their are too many of them that what say in my wolf book just asking
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Re: About Wolves Why?

Post by Koa » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:53 pm

It's not necessarily "too many wolves" as to why growing offspring will vacant the pack. Instead, the maturing offspring will express the urge to mate and eventually disperse to start their own families.
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Post by Wolfyyy123 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:32 pm

yes but they don't leave pack unless their are too many members in pack in book i read it say their is only 15 wolves in a pack but sometimes the other wolves get kicked out the pack becuse their are too many members the only large wolf pack was druid peak pack had 35 members but when the alpha pair got old they kicked the wolves out an stayed to 15 an was killed by rival wolf pack call silver creek pack
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Post by Koa » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Wolfyyy123 wrote:yes but they don't leave pack unless their are too many members in pack in book i read it say their is only 15 wolves in a pack but sometimes the other wolves get kicked out the pack becuse their are too many members the only large wolf pack was druid peak pack had 35 members but when the alpha pair got old they kicked the wolves out an stayed to 15 an was killed by rival wolf pack call silver creek pack
In typical wolf packs, a breeding pair and their offspring exist (an occasionally, another unrelated animal). When the offspring reach maturity, they disperse to find mates. In this way, they prevent inbreeding. If most wolf packs operated like you described, there would be an increased chance of inbreeding. Large wolf packs, like the Druid Peak Pack (which has now dissolved), are more of the exception, rather than the rule.
(Canis lupus) live in packs that generally contain a breeding pair and their offspring of one or more litters (Mech, 1970; Murie, 1944). Additionally, packs in the wild may also include siblings or earlier offspring of one of the breeding pair (Mech and Nelson, 1990). Some packs may at least temporarily contain unrelated individuals (Mech, 1991; Meier et al., 1995; Messier, 1985; Peterson et al., 1984; Van Ballenberghe, 1983). Recently, a study showed that 8% and 44% of Minnesota and Denali , respectively, included individuals unrelated to the breeding pair and their offspring (Lehman et al., 1992; Meier et al., 1995). However, the common elements of all long established wolf packs are the breeding pair and their offspring.

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Re: About Wolves Why?

Post by Katemarie123 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:02 am

Wolves get kicked out on how big the pack is as you had already said.The biggest wolf pack ever carried 37 members.The Druid pack.
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Re: About Wolves Why?

Post by Koa » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:14 am

Katemarie123 wrote:Wolves get kicked out on how big the pack is as you had already said.The biggest wolf pack ever carried 37 members.The Druid pack.
They might get chased off or "fall behind"/vacant the pack. No one exactly gets "kicked out." The pack's ( size isn't the only factor to whether a wolf leaves or. As I pointed out earlier, most wolves leave instinctively to find mates. That is naturally how most pack's numbers are kept down, and it helps prevent inbreeding.
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