Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wolves have their own social security issues

Wolves Lose Their Predatory Edge In Mid-life, Study Shows:
"When older wolves can no longer hunt successfully, younger wolves share their kill with them, in what MacNulty describes as a lupine version of Social Security. While a high ratio of old-to-young wolves may benefit elk, it could strain the wolf population because there aren't enough workers to support retirees."

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