Wolf Pack Hierarchy
My Genius Hour Presentation
What are rankings in a wolf pack?
The Alpha Male: The Alpha Male is the leader of the pack. He eats first unless there are pups in the pack. The Alpha Male is the only male in the pack allowed to reproduce. There is usually only one female in the pack, and she will mate with the Alpha Male to bring pups into the pack.
Beta Wolf: The Beta wolf is like the vice president of the pack. He will take over when the Alpha Male dies. He must fight with other wolves frequently to keep his status as Beta.
Subordinate Wolves: This term refers to all wolves that are not Alpha, Beta, or Omega. These wolves are submissive to the Alpha and Beta.
Omega Wolf: The Omega wolf is the wolf at the bottom of the hierarchy. They are frequently bullied. They eat last and, if the Alpha wishes, they do not eat at all.
Pups: Pups in a pack are only given a ranking once they are 2 years old. Pups under 2 will be studied, since their personalities will reveal the best ranking for them to be given.
What are everyday behaviors of wolves?
Above is a video of a wolf howling.
2) The Alpha Male is the leader of the pack. TRUE or FALSE?
3) The Beta Wolf always eats first. TRUE or FALSE?