What does a wolf do if its pair dies?

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What does a wolf do if its pair dies?

Post by xxwarriorwolffernxx » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:14 pm

If this already has an answer, then sorry. I wanted to ask this question because I am using it for one of my stories, plus before that I always had that question stuck in my head.

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Re: What does a wolf do if its pair dies?

Post by Koa » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:23 pm

I am unsure whether or not if you are referring to the pair being completely lost in a pack, or if a member of the pair dies and the other one is left. Either way, this should answer your question:
What is the fate of a "fractured pack"?

A fractured pack's, or pack's whose key members have died, fate depends on just which members have died. Because the heart of a pack is the breeding pair (dominant pair), the death of all offspring would just result in the pair breeding again next year. If one member of the breeding pair dies, the other surviving breeding member may hold the territory until a new mate arrives. If the breeding pair is lost, the remaining members may disperse and become part of the "floating" population, unless they are pups which would die from starvation or from predators.
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Re: What does a wolf do if its pair dies?

Post by xxwarriorwolffernxx » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:34 pm

Sorry, I forgot Then right after i remembered that. Of course, this does answer my question!

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Re: What does a wolf do if its pair dies?

Post by valkea » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:42 pm

Locking this to prevent repeated answers then since you've got your answer.

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