Wolves are scavengers as well as hunters and may have been some of the first animals to discover this squander treasure (Horowitz, 2009). The least fearful of these wolves became increasingly undaunted by the presence of the unfamiliar humans. Together the two species began to tolerate one another through prolonged encounters until finally, humans began taking in a few pups as “pets” or, in times of hardship, “food.” Eventually, our ancestors began intentionally breeding these “domesticated” wolves to serve as assistant hunters and protectors (Horowitz, 2009). We can only surmise that the functionality of these domestic wolves served a great purpose; for what other reason would justify letting a meat-eater into one’s home? It would be difficult to provide provisions for such an animal and if one were unsuccessful, they befall a risk of becoming their pet wolf’s next meal.
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Unmated females are uncommon, since, males often prevail in any wolf population. There are “Casanova wolves,” they are wolves that are unable to form a territory or find a mate, that mates with the offspring of already created breeding duos from other packs. Females are able to deliver pups every year, with one litter yearly being the average. If a parent wolf dies or gets separated from the group, another wolf may adopt the pups and keep them as their own. The wolves have a unique of hunting; it can be divided into five stages.
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The age at first reproduction for females is four to five years old. Although black bears have been known to mate at the age of two years old and have a litter of three cubs. Black bears exhibit a unique reproductive strategy called The Delayed Implantation. The black bears average number o... ... middle of paper ... ...e bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plant grade paws with five no retractile claws, and short tails. Black bears are very strong and powerful animals.
They usually avoid areas of heavy brush and tall grass possibly because visibility is considerably reduced. (The Mammals of Texas) These prairie dogs live in burrows which may reach lengths of up to 100 ft and depths of 15ft and may consist of a latrine, nursery, nesting chamber, and listening post. (San Francisco Zoo) Prairie dog colonies are made up of a few or many “wards” which are spread out from one another. Each ward is composed of several small families which are called “coteries”. These coteries are harems of two to eight females that are defended by a single dominant male.
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