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Playful alphas by Lupinicious Playful alphas by Lupinicious
Here's another photo from Tierpark Sababurg, where the alpha female and male (in the center of the picture) are being in a generally playful mood, and one of the lower-ranking wolves to the left joins in.
This took place when the pack is dissolving right after some rallying. The alpha female, usually very rough and aggressive, is initiating a lot of play these days. However, she still keeps the omega down and picks on him.

I chose to upload this photo because it portrays best what the pack is all about these days. Rather relaxed... still.
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CookieCanisZ Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these red wolves or Eurasian wolves? 
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Lupinicious Dec 15, 2013   Photographer
They are Eurasian wolves. Red wolves look a lot different, more coyote-ish in total.
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I love the green here! Beautiful photo.
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LittleMissMischief Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured littlemissmischief.deviantart.… :)
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Eensy-Speck-Werewuff Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful piece of digital canvas with a pack of lovely beasts. Are these Red Wolves (Mexican) or are they in their summer molt (coat), or something else entirely? And you're right about the behaviour; had you not said that the playful chummer was an Alpha I probably wouldn't have guessed it otherwise; it's not that higher-ranking pack members won't be playful, but in my own bias I wouldn't expect much of it, and probably not like this. ^_^

-2Paw.
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Lupinicious Aug 5, 2013   Photographer
They are Eurasian wolves (Canis lupus lupus) in their summer coat. And yes, I haven't seen her acting playful very often. But once in a while she seems to be in the mood... briefly :D
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Eensy-Speck-Werewuff Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She must be feeling puplike. That seems to come naturally to canids like me! ^_^

-2Paw.
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I love pictures like this, where it shows a wolf pack's different activities. 
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