Omega wolves are wolves who are the official whipping boys of the wolf pack. They are usually the weakest and most cowardly of all the wolves, and they may be male or female.
When a hunt goes bad and tensions run high, the other wolves of the pack take turn terrorizing the omega wolf. They will snarl and fight with the wolf until their frustrations are vented. However, they rarely cause serious physical harm.
Omega wolves are the last to eat from the kill, and rarely mate. In some cases, they can be promoted from their positions if a weaker wolf joins the pack.
The opposite of an Omega wolf is an Alpha wolf, who leads the pack.