It is made abundantly clear throughout the Jurassic Park franchise that raptors are social creatures. That presumably means that like dolphins, they hunt in packs and rely on the companionship of other dinos/aquatic mammals.

In real life, animals can be social to different degrees. Humans, for example, are most healthy and happy when with access to other humans, but are still able to obtain food by themselves (we're omnivores, we have choices...) Some animals are pack hunters though, such as wolves, and rely very heavily on the pack factor for obtaining food. Lone wolves, of course, are a thing, but they don't tend to live that long because they have difficulty killing their favored prey -- large ungulates. Also, they have less defense against other enemy wolves and predators.

Velociraptors are seen hunting in packs in several of the Jurassic Park films. That's how they supposedly obtain food.

But in Fallen Kingdom, Blue is still alive, apparently having survived for half a decade as a solitary raptor. At the end of the movie, she is seen galavanting about through a residential area -- as a solitary raptor.

How is this possible? How can she obtain food/safety without numbers? Obviously, there are no guarantees about her survival after Fallen Kingdom, but the plot does drop hints that dinos probably will take over the earth (maybe) and you'd expect raptors...

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    Humans are social creatures too and we manage to survive for extended periods with no others around. Japanese soldiers post WWII did it for decades.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 7:20
  • @Paulie_D Ok, but as far as I'm concerned, humans are social in a slightly different way. Yes, we prefer to be in a group, but we can obtain food apart from one. As far as I know, raptors are supposed to be pack hunters. This raises the question, at least for me, of "How did Blue obtain food?" Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 20:34
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    Just because they hunt better in a pack doesn't mean they starve when they are alone. They just hunt smaller prey.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 21:21
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    Just as lone wolves do.
    – Sarriesfan
    Commented Jul 14, 2018 at 7:29
  • Those comments all seem like answers to me. Even if my question wasn't as helpful or problematic as I initially thought it was, I feel like even the answers provided in the comments here would fit the SE paradigm and provide helpful information to potential future visitors who may have the same thought that I did. Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 22:43

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I learned something new about social animals: Apparently, even certain very social species such as wolves who ordinarily choose to hunt in packs, may survive as individuals. While this is far from ideal for the animals, they are quite able to survive and adapt, causing the velociraptor's survival in solitude to be perfectly explainable.

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