April 2, 2023

Wolf Gang Warfare Results in Killing of Alpha Wolves

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“During that study, they found 24 dead wolves while checking in on the packs. Wolves were the killers in seven of those deaths. Five happened at the boundaries of two territories; two happened during clashes between a resident wolfpack and another pack on what biologists call an “extra-territorial foray,” when wolves for unknown reasons head deep into another pack’s turf.

“Almost every time, it was dominant wolves that died,” Gardner says of the seven wolves killed in clashes with other wolves.

From what he has seen, battles between packs often involve head-to-head combat between alpha wolves.”<<<Read More>>>