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Sick wolves

Post by Catarinab » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:21 pm

When a wolf is sick, what the rest of the pack do?
If they let that wolf go near them, most of times the others will get sick too.

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Re: Sick wolves

Post by SolitaryHowl » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:04 pm

I'm not entirely sure.
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Post by IasoLengend » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:51 pm

I don't really know. It might depend on their sickness Or something of that sort I guess.
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Post by soloreclipse » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:58 am

I'm not sure. I assume they'd stay back.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by -+Kiba+- » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:29 am

Some diseases wolves catch are not directly transmittable like humans and a cold or the flu. Wolves may get internal diseases, which won't affect the other wolves if they just be around the sick wolf. Wolves are some of the only animals who take care of their pack members! I hear mongooses do the same; they do, in general, bring food to the sick (or injured) wolf and try to care for it. A dying wolf, however, will usually run away, as most animals like to die completely alone.

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Re: Sick wolves

Post by Angei » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:32 pm

Province wrote:Some diseases wolves catch are not directly transmittable like humans and a cold or the flu. Wolves may get internal diseases, which won't affect the other wolves if they just be around the sick wolf. Wolves are some of the only animals who take care of their pack members! I hear mongooses do the same; they do, in general, bring food to the sick (or injured) wolf and try to care for it. A dying wolf, however, will usually run away, as most animals like to die completely alone.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by skinwalker3 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:30 am

I've read in books that older and sick wolves will stay in a den site, and that healthy, able wolves will hunt for it, bringing it food. Sometimes, the wolf heals on its own, but sometimes, yes, the wolf will die. When that happens, the book says the wolves have their own way of mourning, but that that moving on is easy. Unless it's an alpha.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by SolitaryHowl » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:55 pm

skinwalker3 wrote:I've read in books that older and sick wolves will stay in a den site, and that healthy, able wolves will hunt for it, bringing it food. Sometimes, the wolf heals on its own, but sometimes, yes, the wolf will die. When that happens, the book says the wolves have their own way of mourning, but that that moving on is easy. Unless it's an alpha.
Ahem. "Unless it's a dominant wolf."

For information on what the fate of the pack would be if an dominant wolf dies...please read the first post of this topic: http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... 5&start=30
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by skinwalker3 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:23 pm

SolitaryHowl wrote:
skinwalker3 wrote:I've read in books that older and sick wolves will stay in a den site, and that healthy, able wolves will hunt for it, bringing it food. Sometimes, the wolf heals on its own, but sometimes, yes, the wolf will die. When that happens, the book says the wolves have their own way of mourning, but that that moving on is easy. Unless it's an alpha.
Ahem. "Unless it's a dominant wolf."

For information on what the fate of the pack would be if an dominant wolf dies...please read the first post of this topic: http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... 5&start=30
Sorry. Solitary is correct. Alpha is an incorrect term.

But besides that, that what's normally happens to sickly wolves.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by Adalae » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:37 pm

I'm thinking they would do their best to try and help the wolf survive. They would never abandon their pack member.

I found this through google; it seems to be a very informative answer:


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Post by April » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:39 pm

Alpha might be an incorrect term, but its in everday language.

I'm pretty sure the pack members look over the sick, though I don't recall ever reading it anywhere
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by skinwalker3 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:04 pm

That's kinda what I said ^^'

A pack will never leave any member behind, wounded, sick, they will try their best to keep it alive. The bonds are tight in a pack, and a sick wolf would only make them tighter.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by scar face » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:07 pm

i have studied the wolf life and made a five hundred word report on them when i was in third grade and they leave that other one to die or the oldest will go kill the sick one then the oldest one will go off and die of hunger or no water or hunters.
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Re: Sick wolves

Post by Masika » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:11 pm

Hello,

I believe this question has been answered enough, thus I'll lock this [: Thanks!

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