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In Photos: The Majestic Painted Wolves of Zimbabwe

Traveling together

painted wolves

(Image credit: Nick Lyon/BBC America)

Painted wolves live in packs of two to 30 individuals, although most packs have around 10 members, according to the Painted Wolf Foundation. A single alpha female makes virtually all the decisions for the pack, including where to go and when to hunt.

Always on watch

painted wolves

(Image credit: Nick Lyon/BBC America)

As the leader of her pack, Tammy stays on alert for nearby threats. The painted wolves live alongside lions and other, larger predators in Mara Pools National Park.