Animals that travel in packs include members of the dog family, carnivorous dinosaurs and mules. Dogs, wolves, African wild dogs, dholes, bush dogs, dingos and coyotes often travel in packs, while foxes and raccoon dogs are usually seen in pairs or small family groups.Continue Reading
African wild dog packs can have up to 40 members. Canine packs are led by an alpha animal. Sometimes, only the alpha male and female are allowed to mate.
Some scientists believe that meat-eating dinosaurs such as allosaurs hunted in packs, though there is some dispute about this. Though the fossilized bones of these dinosaurs have been found together, these animals may have simply been fighting each other over a kill.
Mules are a bit of a special case for equines because a group of mules is called a pack as opposed to a herd, as is the case for horses, donkeys and zebras. Mules, the result of cross-breeding male donkeys with female horses, have long been used as pack animals. As with many hybrid animals, mules are sterile because the chromosome count of their parents is different. Mules are prized by humans because they can be as strong and fast as horses but are tougher.Learn more about Zoology
Ammonites went extinct 65 million years ago along with the dinosaurs. The shells of ammonites are often used to date other fossils that are found.Full Answer >
Camels are sometimes called "ships of the desert" because of their importance in travel and trade in desert environments. Camel's unique adaptations made them ideal animals for carrying goods and people across long distances, similar to how ships allow people to travel across oceans.Full Answer >
An animal that hunts other animals for food is called a carnivore or predator. These animals must kill other smaller animals to feed. Since carnivores must hunt to survive, they use large amounts of energy to obtain their food, and thus they require many calories to stay healthy.Full Answer >
Some animals whose names start with the letter "w" include wasps, wombats, wallabies, weasels and warthogs. Other animals whose names start with "w" are whales, walruses and wolves.Full Answer >