According tomedia reports, the catch seems to be more than just the exclusive behavior of the dog. Recently, a team of researchers tested 13 eight-week-old cubs and found that they also showed interest in catching the ball. It is reported that the cubs come from three different nests. On Thursday, local time, the team published a study on the findings in iScience.
It is understood that the first two wolves who took part in the test showed no interest in the ball, while the third nest broke the researchers’ expectations.
“When I saw the first wolf cub picking up the ball, I really got goose bumps, ” says Chrisitina Hansen Wheat of Stockholm University in Sweden. She said the behaviour was completely unexpected.
Although the sample size of this behavioral test is small, it suggests that the interest in grabbing may be a rare feature in wolf cubs. Perhaps these naughty wolf cubs will give some clues about how wolves are domesticated and the origins of some of the behavior sons and dogs.