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Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 5 13:06:22 EDT 2018

I remember accepting both of those terms for immature wolves as OK. "Cubs"
first, then I encountered wolf "pups" and thought "Sure, why not? They're
close kin to dogs."

IIRC, I've seen similar for foxes: "cubs", "pups", and maybe also "kits" as
in "kitten" or "kitty-cat" (such as her who is sleeping next to this laptop
and will probably disconnect the power cord in one twitch or another).


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:24 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Bear cubs and wolf _pups_ in danger"
> Anybody else remember when wolves had cubs, too, and not "pups"? As in the
> old "WeBeLoS" of the Cub Scouts?
> --
> -Wilson

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