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Disproportionate sex ratios of wolf pups

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

Males comprised 66 percent of wild wolf (Canis lupus) pups from a saturated, high-density wolf range in northeastern Minnesota, possibly reflecting disproportionate conception of males. Packs from areas of lower wolf density in other areas of Minnesota had equal sex ratios of pups or a disproportionate number of female pups. Captive wolves showed a slight preponderance of male pups.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Disproportionate sex ratios of wolf pups
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
39
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
737-740
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
737
Last page:
740
Number of Pages:
4