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  •  Re: five breeding pairs (9+ / 0-)

    Given the structure of a wolfpack, only the alpha male and alpha female mate.  So if you have five breeding pairs, you will have five packs.  Packs, however, seem to have a maximum size so as these grisly calculations are made, among consideration is how many wolves will be left when you cull the packs.

    Wolves have such a complex social structure, and are so dependent on their fellow pack members, that scientists once destroyed an entire pack by accident.  They were trying to get the wolves to move, and sealed off their dens.  Instead the wolf pack broke up...and utterly disappeared.

    More huggs!

    "No man is my enemy, my own hands imprison me, love rescue me." -- Love Rescue Me/U2

    by winterbanyan on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 05:09:44 AM PDT

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