Thousands of years ago, domestic dogs split off from wild wolves -- we can still see common behaviors in both animals, such as stalking, hunting and playfulness. But life in a wolf pack is extremely regimented to maximize the chances for survival. Take the wolf quiz and see if you're the leader of the (knowledge) pack.
Which continent are wolves not native to?
Why might a wolf voluntarily leave its pack?
aggression from pack members
What term is used to describe the lowest-ranking wolf in a pack?
How many wolves did wildlife officials bring into the United States to revive the dwindling wolf population in 1995?
If you encounter a wolf, what should you do to keep safe?
turn around and run the other way
don't utter a word
don't approach closer than 300 feet (91 meters)
Which of the following wolves are the most competitive in packs?
What behavior will alpha wolves exhibit that subordinate pack members won't?
licking other wolves' muzzles
urinating standing up
waiting to eat
What are wolves doing when they howl at the moon?
just that -- howling at the moon
communicating with other pack members
locating potential mates
What ranking did wolf expert Shaun Ellis hold in the pack he lived with?
Which of the following is not a benefit of wolf pack life?