A wolf pack is almost always a family with one couple, the so-called. alfaparet, and their puppies. Young are born in early May and a litter usually consists of 4-6 kids. When the puppies are barely a year wandering the majority off to find their own home area and hopefully a life partner. It happens, however, that one or more young wolves stay and help the parents to take care of the new litter for another year.
For people who have traditionally been hunters, tex. Nordamerikas indianer, the wolf is admired for its ability to hunt, and called “Brother Wolf”. The feeling of brotherhood has also been strengthened by the similarity with the “the knowing man” has treated the wolf and America's indigenous people.