Unlike other major land predators, wolves live mostly in a wolf pack. Why is this so and how do they maintain order?
A wolf pack is a group of wolves that live and act together as a social unit.
The wolf pack is a family that consists of the breeding pair (parents), and their daughters and sons. The parents are known as the alpha male and alpha female. Sometimes, the sisters and brothers of the leading pair also live in the pack.
Though the alphas may not necessarily be the biggest wolves in the pack, these individuals are generally the toughest and most respected.