Pups in winter?

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Pups in winter?

Post by Fallenshadow1319 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:06 am

(Sorry if this has already been asked.)

Can wolf pups be born in winter? I thought that the breeding seasons were Spring and Fall, therefore pups could be born in winter. But I never hear about it, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Pups in winter?

Post by Jeames » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:09 pm

I've heard about this before, but I'm not sure so I could be wrong.
I have heard that some pups get born in winter, but since most pups get born in spring, these pups born in winter are born too early. This alos means that they probably won't survive, as it's actually too cold for them (and food is harder to be found).

Once again I could be wrong, but I think this was it.
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Re: Pups in winter?

Post by Koa » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:34 pm

Wolf pups are born in the spring, not late winter. Most wolves actually breed in late winter or early spring, but the exact time-frame depends on where they are located geographically.
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Re: Pups in winter?

Post by pawnee » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:45 pm

depends what you consider 'winter' or 'spring'. The higher latitude, the later wolves den or produce pups. Wolves in lower latitudes tend to produce pups earlier in the year than do wolves further north. In the arctic, 'spring' can come around may-June, so it really depends on where you are in the world.In theory, mammals should produce young when resources are greatest for their young, thus higher likelihood to survive. There is a link below from the International Wolf Centre that poses the same question;

http://www.wolf.org/wolves/learn/basic/faqs/faq.asp
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