Meet the symbiotic relationship of wolves and ravens. Ravens will lead wolves to prey so that they can take a portion of the leftovers, play games of tail chasing with each other, and develop individual friendships.
The wolf’s effective hunt of large prey and striking, soulful appearance have attracted both haters and lovers of this wild predator.
Wolves were so despised that the U.S. government established a bounty program that helped to eliminate all but a few hundred wolves in the United States by the 1930s. But thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the wolves are successfully being reintroduced to their place in nature, and it is the raven who loves its new ecosystem partner.
Nature’s Odd Couple
Much like their human counterparts, ravens and wolves have formed a mutually beneficial relationship in which they seem to both respect and engage each other in playful activities.
Although many animals benefit from a wolf pack’s kill of an … Continue Reading (3 minute read)