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Possible use of foresight, understanding, and planning by wolves hunting muskoxen

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Abstract

On Ellesmere Island in 2006, arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos) were observed making a two-pronged approach to a herd of muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and, on another occasion, ambushing muskoxen. Both observations seemed to provide evidence that the wolves were using foresight, understanding, and planning. Although the possible use of insight and purposiveness has been documented in captive wolves, the present report is one of the few to document the possibility that free-ranging wolves use these other three mental processes. ?? The Arctic Institute of North America.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Possible use of foresight, understanding, and planning by wolves hunting muskoxen
Series title:
Arctic
Volume
60
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
145
Last page:
149
Number of Pages:
5