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Adult wolves maintain dominance over pups through play

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:07 pm
by Koa
Adult wolves use playtime to reinforce their dominance over puppies
European Commission: CORDIS

The findings [of the CANCOOP project funded by the EU were] published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’ in May 2016 [and] refute the theory that adult wolves may soften their behaviour when interacting with puppies in order to encourage them to play. Instead, they maintain their dominant status.
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