Hoping to produce canines capable of controlling the Fusaxica population, scouts in the western hemisphere sedated and relocated hundreds of dying Gray Wolf populations that were hunting helovx, in the geologically unstable western North America. The wolves proved ill fit to survive the southern polar tundra, until scouts discovered the Siberian Husky, an arctic breed of dog bred for food by helovx, in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Geneticists brought thousands of these dogs to Ramaxia and in 2108, developed a hardy cross-breed of the species. A uymtik (Glacial Wolf) female weighs an average 100-150 lbs; matriarchal packs hunt the weakest in the fusaxica clans that follow the migrating penguins throughout the Prime Ramax.
A pair of alpha females (typically mother/daughter) control a pack of four to five younger and elder females. The packs hunt together but are not territorial with other packs; skirmishes break out between packs only in the presence of breedable males or over a fresh kill. A male uymtik (often brothers) will leave the matriarchal pack before sexual maturity. If a lone male, he ventures out to form a pair bonds with another male. Male pairs typically roam the Prime Ramax to scavenge the remains of a fresh kill, and remain unmolested by the female packs until breeding season when they’re stalked and corralled by a pack so that the alphas can breed with them. Most males escape this temporary imprisonment with their lives; others fall prey if another clan is present due to the clans unwillingness to allow another clan to breed with him.