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Details of a confrontation between two wild wolves

Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Abstract

A confrontation was photographed and video-taped at close range between a wild alpha mate wolf (Canis lupus) of known history and an alien adult on Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. For 100-110 seconds the two stood near each other, maneuvered around, and snapped at each other until the alien fled. The alpha and his mate, who suddenly joined the encounter, chased the other wolf for 1.2 km and gave up without inflicting wounds. Discussed are possible reasons why this wolf was not killed, while other alien wolves have been.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Details of a confrontation between two wild wolves
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Volume
71
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
1900-1903
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1900
Last page:
1903
Number of Pages:
4