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Gray Wolf #1023
Alpha Male, only the Alpha male is allowed to breed within the pack. Generally, mating occurs between January and April — the higher the latitude, the later it occurs.A pack usually produces a single litter unless the breeding male mates with one or more subordinate females. During the mating season, breeding wolves become very affectionate with one another in anticipation of the female's ovulation cycle. The pack tension rises as each mature wolf feels urged to mate. During this time, the breeding pair may be forced to prevent other wolves from mating with one another.