Wolf Pack Hunts A Hare - The Hunt - BBC Earth
Food is so hard to find in this far north that a wolf pack must search 100s of km^2 if it's to be successful.
And success means raising the next generations.
To do that, here, the wolves must work together.
So the young are raised not only by their parents, but by their aunts and their uncles as well.
Together, they try to ensure that each pup reaches near adult size before the snow returns.
A growing pup needs more than just a few leverets.
The wolves need bigger prey, and to catch that, they must hunt as a pack.
Adult hares may be easy to spot, but they are far from easy to catch.
They run at 60km/h.
To catch one, the wolves work as a team.
One of them gets close enough to bite the hare's tail, but the hare can change direction in an instant.
If it could continue to sidestep and jink, it may ultimately outlast them.
Finally it gets away.
For the next hare, the whole pack gives chase.
Now numbers count.
The lead wolves keep up the pace, others run on either sides so the hare can't change direction.
A tiny meal for the whole pack.