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Grey Wolves

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  • 1. Grey Wolves By Miranda Aguilar
  • 2. What about wolves?
    • Wolves are very intelligent. They are very social animals since they work in packs. To keep order in their pack they have a certain hierarchy. This keeps them organized so they can hunt together and have coordination. Without that, they would not be able to hunt and successfully bring back food.
    • The order of dominance goes; alpha male and female, beta male, sub-dominant males and females, juveniles, and the puppies. If you where to look at a pack you could tell a wolf’s status by looking at its tail. The alpha pair holds their tail straight up, the beta male holds his tail straight out and the sub-dominate wolves keep their tails down. Among the juveniles, they have their own rankings. Often the older are dominate over the younger.
    • Submission is showing they understand they are a lower rank, active submission would be licking a dominate on the chin.submission is showed up the rankings.
  • 3. Submission[ Active submission towards a wolf is represented by  ]
    • Juvenile(males)  Sub-dominate(males)
    • Juvenile(female)  Sub-dominate(females)
    • Sub-dominate(M) 
    • Beta (M)
    • Sub-dominate(F)  Alpha(F)
    • Alpha(F)  Beta (M)[sometimes]
    • All Wolves  Alpha (M)
  • 4. Active Submission
    • Image from Flickr by:Dobak with creative commons attribution license
  • 5. Play
    • Most of the behavior displayed by wolves among each other is actually playful and friendly. Some of these behaviors include the play bow, where the wolf bows the front of the body and keeps its butt in the air, play runaway, tag, wrestling and play fighting.
    • When it comes to playing there are special orders to, similar to the submissive behaviors.
    • Some scientists even believe that wolves have a highly developed sense of humor and are able to play tricks on each other.
  • 6. Play Behaviors
    • Juvenile(M)  Juvenile(M)
    • Juvenile(F)  Juvenile (F)
    • Sub-Dominate(M)  Sub-dominate(M)
    • Sub-Dominate (F)  Sub-dominate(F)
    • Juveniles  Sub-dominate(M)
    • Puppies  Sub-dominate(F) &Alpha (F)& Alpha (M)
    • Alpha(M)  Juvenile(M)
  • 7. Image from Flickr by:Dobak with creative commons attribution license
  • 8. Works Cited
    • Fienes, R. (1976) The Order of the Wolves. New York: Bobbs- Merrill Company Inc.
    • Zimen, E. (1982) . Wolves of the World. New Jersey: Noyes Publications.
    • Flickr(2009). Flickr. Retreived March 7, 2009 from <http://www.flickr.com/>