Playtime is Essential for Wolves
September 17, 2018 | Uncategorized
For wolves, playtime isn’t only fun, it strengthens family bonds and reaffirms social status within the pack.
Research shows wolf pups are more likely to play on equal terms with wolves of similar age. The authors propose that such behavior may act to reinforce the dominant adult and subordinate puppy hierarchy established outside of play, and hope that continued research in this area may provide further insight.