Hi love! Please don’t be nervous ^^ Wolves are very territorial and usually kill other wolves and dogs who enter their territory. It’s not common that a pack let in a strange, unrelated adult wolf – let alone a dog. Wolves do often ‘let in’ related wolves, such as siblings of the breeding pair. When it comes to taking in unrelated wolf pups, it’s a different story – all wolves love pups and are ‘programmed’ to protect and nurture them. This can extend to pups that are not related to themselves, especially if the adopting pack has pups of its own already, and can extend to adopting orphaned dog pups (like you mentioned).
To answer your question: it’s possible that a dog joins a wolf pack, though it’s more likely to be killed (and probably eaten) by the pack if it tries to enter. Mostly when wolves and dogs crosses in the wild, happens when the wolf is a ‘lone’ wolf without a pack. A lone wolf is a wolf that dispersed from it’s parents pack, to wander around, trying to find a mate and a place to start it’s own family. It could happen a wolf joins up with a dog during mating season when none of their own species is ‘available’. It’s possible that the wolf and dog raise their own pack, resulting in pups that are crossbreeds. This might result in the observation of a dog appearing to be in a wolf pack when in fact it is in a pack of crossbreds related to it instead. Also, some wolves are always wandering alone and might interact with dogs but aren’t really a ‘pack’. The black wolf Romeo is an example of that – he was a lone wolf who hung out with dogs from the village Romeo lived close to.
In situations where wolves live in captivity – such as a sanctuary you are talking about – wolves are often more comfortable with dogs included in their packs. The dogs provide the needed canine interactions in the human setting.
Also interesting: Dogs do not pack up for the same reason as wolves. Wolves pack up for necessity with their offspring making the bulk of the pack. Dogs pack up for social cohesion.
In a few hours I’ll get a class of eleven year old kids here to teach them about 3D printing. To explain what shapes are possible to print or not, we’re going to work with cake and whipped cream - this is going to be a mess and we’re going to be so sick hahaha
Ohhh, thank you very much for liking my art - that’s a very big compliment ^^
Yes - in fact, it’s very common! For wolves, food is food. They are very opportunistic carnivores, so they will not miss a chance at a meal. Note that usually they only eat another wolf if that wolf is dead already –it’s not like when they’re hungry, pack mates will just go kill and eat each other, lol.
Interesting fact: there’s a record of 6 months old wolf pubs eating their parents after being killed in a fight.
I don’t see why people use this fact to scare the public - it’s not like it’s something uncommon among animals, or something really terrifying in my opinion.
Oh stawp it you
Guh, today’s the only day that I’m home early this week and I planned to spend it on looking for things to do in London - but the internet isn’t workinggg.
So I guess I’ll just ask you then: What to do in London this weekend? :)
Not the standard, touristic things (though there’s nothing wrong with it, but - been there too often, done that too often). Gimme some local tips? ^^
Things on list so far:
- 50th Doctor Who anniversary
- 3D printing exhibition at the science museum
- maybe some more food if some of you have a tip for a great place 8D
I just got back early from the second finaly of the Young Pianists Festival because the last participant unexpectedly quit 30 minutes before his time. He suddenly stopped playing, swiftly stood up, and rapidly walked away with only a whispered and short ”sorry”. After a few minutes, a man came to inform us that the finalist thought it didn’t go as he wanted and did not want to finish it - to our surprise, because we all thought he clearly was the best from this evening.
And with a “Well - I guess that was it for tonight… goodbye” everyone went home, lol. I’ve never experienced something like this before, it was so odd o.O