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Sleeping distance in wild wolf packs

Behavioral and Neural Biology

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DOI: 10.1016/S0163-1047(80)91932-9

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Abstract

Sleeping distances were observed among members of 13 wild wolf (Canis lupus) packs and 11 pairs in northeastern Minnesota to determine if the distances correlated with pack size and composition. The study utilized aerial radio-tracking and observation during winter. Pack size and number of adults per pack were inversely related to pack average sleeping distance and variability. No correlation between sleeping distance and microclimate was observed. Possible relationships between social bonding and our results are discussed.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sleeping distance in wild wolf packs
Series title:
Behavioral and Neural Biology
DOI:
10.1016/S0163-1047(80)91932-9
Volume
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
507-511
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Behavioral and Neural Biology
First page:
507
Last page:
511
Number of Pages:
5