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Canis lupus (Gray Wolf)
Status: Least Concern ver 3.1
Pop. trend: stable

Wolves function as social predators and hunt in packs organized according to strict, rank-oriented social hierarchies.

It was originally thought that this comparatively high level of social organisation had more to do with hunting success, and while this still may be true to a certain extent, emerging theories suggest that the pack has less to do with hunting and more to do with reproductive success.

The pack is led by the two individuals that sit atop the social hierarchy: the alpha male and the alpha female. The alpha pair (of whom only one may be the “top” alpha) has the greatest amount of social freedom compared to the rest of the pack, but they are not “leaders” in the human sense of the term. The alphas do not give the other wolves orders; rather, they simply have the most freedom in choosing where to go, what to do, and when to do it. Possessing strong instincts for fellowship, the rest of the pack usually follows.

We have four grey wolves which are in a very natural enclosure near the lions, they will enjoy seeing you.

Please note that Shaun Ellis is no longer at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.