Recently, a patron that I've been instructing on website creation hipped me up to the symbiotic relationship between wolves and ravens.
Wherever there is a pack of wolves, there can be found a conspiracy of ravens. (The fact that a group of ravens is even called a conspiracy makes it even more noir) As far as pure efficiency, a pair of wolves work best in bringing down as much meat as they need to eat. However, wolves tend to run in packs of 4 or more.
Now a single wolf is capable of taking down a moose on its own and quickly consuming 9 pounds of its kill. So a pack could take down a moose or two and eat enough quickly to discourage carrion birds. However evidence suggests that wolves hunt in conjunction with ravens in order to accommodate for both the pack and the local conspiracy of ravens. A 2 pound raven will easily eat twice its weight from felled game. So wolves form larger packs than the 2-unit couple, so that they may net enough meat to feed a pack and a conspiracy.
What my patron postulated nest was the kicker. This relationship, which seems to extend to ravens being aerial reconnaissance to wolf packs, really signifies that both species are bi-lingual, according to my wildlife specialist patron.
Take your own time and dip into the intertwining mythology of the hunter, wolf and raven. Such symbiotic relationships between predator and prey are common in the animal kingdom, as well as American politics. The insinuation that there is a interspecial communication going on with packs and conspiracies is downright delicious.
So I Learned.