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The Wolf in Switzerland

For many years the word wolf put fear in the hearts of people. It has been described as savage, evil, diabolical, and ravenous. But this is far from the truth. Wolves are very social animals with a very complex social hierarchy. A pack of wolves will consist of mothers, fathers, pups, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. The entire pack claims responsibility for each pup, should the parents be out hunting or even killed, the pups will be adopted by another mother. Wolves were once numerous throughout Switzerland, but due to fear of this misunderstood animal, they have been hunted to the point where they have become totally extinct in Switzerland. But now, the wolf is back…

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