As a result, the domestic dog only succeeds 2 times out of 472 attempts. Meanwhile, the wolf succeeded 100 times in 416 attempts.
“Wolves cooperate significantly and exhibit strong social bonds, while most dogs do not work together, perhaps because they do not want to conflict with each other,” said Dr. Marshall-Pescini. Veterinary College in Vienna, Austria – who conducted the study, said.
Dr. Krishna Veeramah from Stony Brook University in New York, USA, said the wolf was the only large predator to be domesticated.
“It is possible that the social characteristics of wolves are key to the domestication process, and these studies help to open up a more complete picture of the process,” explained Mr. Krishna.
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