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Timber Wolves Form Dominance Hierarchy
adults Timber wolves are highly intelligent social hunters. Living together in packs, they hunt, play and raise their young together. Packs have well defined dominance hierarchies, and wolves communicate their status through complex facial expressions and other body language. The alpha, or highest ranking, male and female normally prevent other pack members from breeding, and the alpha female receives assistance from other members of the pack who guard her young while she hunts.