2. Providing Information To the Pack

Research into wolf behavior has suggested another possible instinctive reason. Some scientists noticed that wolves would roll in potential food sources or other interesting smells, such as a dead animal, and then go back to the pack. When the other members of the pack smelled the odor, they would sometimes track the scent back to the object themselves to investigate further. This acts as a way for a single wolf to communicate complex ideas to the other animals in the pack.

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