Wolf Pack – Did You Know…

… That the first 3 wolves in a pack (when traveling) are the old or sick, as they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush, though, they would be sacrificed.

Then come 5 strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the 5 strongest following. Last is alone. It’s the Alpha. He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack.

The pack moves according to the elders pace and help each other. They watch each other.

Source: Graywolfstory.com

34 thoughts on “Wolf Pack – Did You Know…

  1. How fascinating. I knew wolves had a very structured pack, but not to this extent. I wonder if their reasons for having the old and sick at the front are compassion, or thoughtfulness, or some other reason. It’s obviosly not because they don’t want slowing down. Definitely something to ponder on.

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  2. I’m fascinated by this information. Even more by what made you want to know it. 🙂 It’s nice to know they don’t shove the old ones into nursing homes when they can’t keep up. We could learn a few things.

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  3. What can we learn from these beautiful creatures. Like geese who constantly honk to encourage each other, and continually change the front position so as to share the most difficult position to fly. They will also descend and wait when one is ill or injured, before heading off again to their destination… Btw my favorite movie is Dances with Wolves … Shumani tatanka obwachi …

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