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Summer Movements and Behavior of an Arctic
Wolf, Canis Lupus, Pack without Pups

L. David Mech1


A pupless arctic Wolf pack (two adults, three yearlings) studied 5-30 July 1993 on Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, traveled nomadically around an area ≥381 km², but the alpha pair sometimes left the yearlings at a rendezvous site. All pack members hunted Arctic Hares. The alpha pair sometimes fed the yearlings, the alpha male doing so more than the alpha female.

Key Words: Wolf, Canis lupus, pack, Arctic Hare, Lepus arcticus, hunting behavior, provisioning, den.


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication LDM0147):
Mech, L. David.  1995.  Summer movements and behavior of an arctic Wolf, Canis 
     lupus, pack without pups.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 109(4):473-475.

This resource should be cited as:

Mech, L. David.  1995.  Summer movements and behavior of an arctic Wolf, Canis 
     lupus, pack without pups.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 109(4):473-475.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/summove/index.htm  
     (Version 17AUG2000).

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