Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wolves- Family Squabble - Yellowstone National Park

A wolf pack consists of a mother and father and their offspring. After the pups start following on the hunts, the largest wolves eat first. These two adults are arguing over an old Bison kill. Neither wolf was injured and the smaller female was back trying to get her share seconds after I took this photo. The pup lying in front was eating the hide, hair and all. This pup disappeared a week or so later and I think he may have starved to death.
Grizzlies drove this pack of wolves off of this Bison kill ten days before and the wolves didn't find much left to fight over when they returned. Grizzlies were taking the kills away from this pack each time they killed an elk or bison, and they were having a hard time getting enough food.

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