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Wolf World Item # 238
Category: Ecology & Behavior

Source:
Journal of Mammalogy
73-4 (1992)  7 pp.


Abstract:
The authors tested their hypothesis that wolf dens tend to be located disproportionately toward the center of territories with a study spanning 20 years, analyzing den locations relative to previous winter territories. Their findings led them to reject their hypothesis and conclude that tradition, availability, and distribution of food resources, as well as the influence of neighboring packs, most greatly influenced the process of selecting a den location.