You already know that wolves live in packs. Living in a pack helps the survival of all involved. Together, they can take down bigger prey, defend their territory, and raise the pups.
Because of the nature of the pack, these wolves form very close emotional bonds with each other. Their ties to each other are as close as we are to our own family members. These deep connections form around sixth months of age for pups.1
These bonds enable trust, communication, and for knowledge to pass between generations.1&2
Communication may be part of why they’ll lay close together sometimes, and spread out other times. Hunger may also have something to do with it.
Check out Jeremy’s video explaining the theory here!