What Games Do
Wolf Pups Play?
Wolf pups chase, wrestle, and pounce
on one another.
They play with objects they find, to.
As they win or lose at play fights,
they work out dominance order
The winners of play fights make
clear that they are more powerful
then the losers are.
Winning at play shows that
they can dominate their less powerful brothers and sisters.
Playing also helps pupsdevelop their
muscles and pratice the skills
they will need for hunting.
They sneak up and pounce on
insects and small animals.
At first, the pups often miss.
But they are quick learner!
In the fall, the pups and adults
begin to hunt togther.
The pups learn by watching the older wolves.
It takes time and practice for
a young wolf to become
a skilled hunter.