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Do pack members in a wolf pack help dig a den for the alpha female to have her wolf cubs?

Patty BlairPatty Blair East CoastPosts: 282Member
We rescued a wolf pair and their last cub and they have been kept in a kennel together. Most of the kennel is floored with raised wood, except for a small 4x4 patch. Now the male and the 7 month old wolf pup have helped dig a "den" through the hole. I would say that is was just an escape hole, but it isn't going towards the side of the kennel. It's going the opposite side. The female is possibly getting a belly, but because she was never truly socialized, she is very wary of us so examining her isn't possible. So is it possible that she could be pregnant and that her other pack mates are helping her dig a den?

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  • Evelyn CummingsEvelyn Cummings Posts: 11,879Member
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    Pretty unlikely. The female goes off by herself and makes her own den. If you suspect she is pregnant, you will need to get BOTH other dogs away from her or she will likely kill the pups when they are born. Even if she doesn't kill them, the others may. They do not enter the pack until they are weaned...prior to that they stay alone with the mom. I would certainly do everything I could to get her socialized prior to the birth in case anything goes wrong and she needs help.
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