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New U of I Study: Wolf-relatives spend more time with pups

September 13, 2019

A study on how wolves use the space around sites where they rear pups by David Ausband from the College of Natural Resources and the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was recently published in the journal Animal Behavior.

The study indicates that wolves that spend a lot of time near the pups are more closely related to the pups than those that keep their distance. The findings suggest the closer wolves — even nonbreeding wolves — are related to a litter of pups, the more time they will spend rearing the young.

Photo courtesy of Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game

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