Becker County Sportsman column: The wolf pack -- an important part of MN's outdoors
It is a complex social structure with a definite hierarchy. It is usually a family unit consisting of a breeding adult pair and their offspring, subordinate adults, juveniles and pups. Normally there are seldom more than eight.
The wolf pack is led by an adult male, called the alpha male. The alpha female is the breeding female. Only one female in a pack has pups each year. The rest of the pack has a definite place in the heirarchy.
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