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yazzy1233 t1_j5wbu8n wrote

Alphas are a thing among wolves in captivity and among chimps and bonobos.


CynLarroner t1_j5y7eh7 wrote

Chimps are more hierarchical than bonobos though. Bonobos have more sex with each other and are more capable at things like empathy and altruism


1GreenDude t1_j5v3pov wrote

The alpha is the leader and the leader is usually the parent. It's kind of like how we have presidents wolves have alphas it's just another name for the leader of the pack.