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Confused

Post by Kelvin » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:29 pm

I don't understand something. Why insist that wolves have no "pecking order" when they clearly do? i.e. Certain wolves eat first at a carcass; the breeding pair tend to subdue and dominate "lower ranking" wolves; etc.

It makes no sense to insist that there's no system to wolf packs when they have leaders and followers. Can someone enlighten me on this topic?
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Re: Confused

Post by Koa » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:59 pm

They do not.


Firstly, wolf packs in the wild consist of a breeding pair and their offspring and occasionally an unrelated animal. Because pf this assmeblage, there is no need for a display of dominance like there is in captive wolf packs that are artificially created in a captive environment; this artificial creation and union of unrelated wolves creates a rigid social structure and more potential for displays of dominance. I can't word it as eloquentlt as Mech did, but this is a good read:
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mamm ... /intro.htm
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Re: Confused

Post by Kelvin » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:55 pm

So, basically a wolf pack is more like a family than a city or town?
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Re: Confused

Post by Koa » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:56 pm

Kelvin wrote:So, basically a wolf pack is more like a family than a city or town?
Yes. They are typically more like a family.
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Re: Confused

Post by _Nimbus_ » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:34 pm

The situation varies, wolves behave different in captivity than in the wild.
I would assume that the breeding pair would go first to eat because they are the most important wolves (Because they are the only breeding wolves in a pack.)
and so they can feed their pups.
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Re: Confused

Post by valkea » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:37 pm

Please make sure you check the age on threads here, Finbar_Fengo. This is from 2013 and has already been sufficiently answered, so further posts on it are needed. For that reason, I'm going to lock it so more people don't come over to answer it unnecessarily.

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