|Sometimes wolves leave the pack they were born into and go off on their own to form their own packs. There are three main reasons for this:
When a wolf leaves a pack, it’s called dispersal. When they do this, there are three things they need to survive:
Access to food
Their own territory
While it may seem odd that a wolf would leave their pack and go off on their own, it’s actually essential to the survival of the species overall. Dispersed wolves bring new genes into new packs.
Read more in this article about which wolves are more likely to disperse, what happens within a pack structure to cause them to leave, and more.