Rank Order as a Captive Management Dilemma

Schmidt, Lori
June 2011
International Wolf;Summer2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p15
The article reflects on the rank-order in the captive management of wolves in the International Wolf Center and the factors that affect the choice of leaders. In summer 2010, the rank-order changed from time to time due to several reasons such as retirement, injury and loss. Rank-order has been affected by individual personalities, social alliances, weather and external stimuli. In order to interpret the social response of individual wolf, a captive manager should understand the wolf's individual behavior and body language.


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