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Leadership in wolf, Canis lupus, packs

Canadian Field-Naturalist

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I examine leadership in Wolf (Canis lupus) packs based on published observations and data gathered during summers from 1986 to 1998 studying a free-ranging pack of Wolves on Ellesmere Island that were habituated to my presence. The breeding male tended to initiate activities associated with foraging and travel, and the breeding female to initiate, and predominate in, pup care and protection. However, there was considerable overlap and interaction during these activities such that leadership could be considered a joint function. In packs with multiple breeders, quantitative information about leadership is needed.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Leadership in wolf, Canis lupus, packs
Series title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume
114
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 259-263
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
First page:
259
Last page:
263