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by Keystone42
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Could a lone wolf join a pack?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Could a lone wolf join a pack?

Sorry to contradict people a bit here, but it's not actually as rare as you might think. In fact, a study by Dave Mech showed that a third of studied packs contained at least one 'adoptee' from another natal pack. As for the conditions associated, well it's hard to say, but we do know that 'adopted'...
by Keystone42
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Feral Humans?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Feral Humans?

Yes but I think that a wolf mother could not sit there and watch a human child die. Its the same way with us, we can't watch a baby animal die. There has to be some sort of kinship there. In India (and other countries) there are plenty of documented cases of wolves killing humans, and the majority ...
by Keystone42
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: How does a wolf become an omega?
Replies: 27
Views: 1518

Re: How does a wolf become an omega?

Although it's possible that there's some truth in the "strongest wolf dominates weaker wolf" idea, I have known many cases of wolves submitting to animals which weighed in excess of 30lb less than they did. After all, I guess it's not the size of a dog in a fight, it's the size of the fight in the d...
by Keystone42
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: How does a wolf become an omega?
Replies: 27
Views: 1518

Re: How does a wolf become an omega?

Obnoxious submission is actually a technical term for the behaviour, it's even in the Wolf Park Ethogram :mrgreen: Gotta say I like the phrase too though...

Hehe, I did notice in several of your posts that you were dubious of Mr. Ellis' 'expertise'. XD Can't say I blame you one bit.
by Keystone42
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: How does a wolf become an omega?
Replies: 27
Views: 1518

Re: How does a wolf become an omega?

I know this is a bit harsh of me to say, but Shaun Ellis doesn't know half about wolves as he thinks he does. He's got good intentions and is a perfectly nice guy, but when it comes to stuff you hear from him, ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SOURCES. Note that Spirit of the Wolf has no references at the ba...
by Keystone42
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Feral Humans?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Feral Humans?

As Canidae has illustrated there's plenty of anecdotal evidence of human children being raised by wolves, however the plural of anecdote isn't data. There are loads of anecdotal stories about wolves, but just because someone two hundred years ago claimed they fought off packs of over a hundred wolve...
by Keystone42
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: What would a stranger wolf do.....
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: What would a stranger wolf do.....

Ah cool, I'll have to look that one up. Seems like a pretty useful tool for the more endanged species.
by Keystone42
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: What would a stranger wolf do.....
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: What would a stranger wolf do.....

Aha, touché! But don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that the female would accept the pups as her own. In fact I'd go so far as to suggest that this too is highly unlikely. It's just that I've read about and even personally witnessed many, many times where pups have been introduced to a strange p...
by Keystone42
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: What would a stranger wolf do.....
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: What would a stranger wolf do.....

Wolves are innately very tolerant and inhibited around pups, even if they are not their own. It's this same principle which allows many new wolves to be introduced as pups to existing captive wolf packs (which would normally respond quite aggressively to adult strangers). In other worlds, wolves lov...

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