Pup Check Follow-up

We’re past the critical first 30-days for the pups and have made it through fairly unscathed. This doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods, but it does mean one big sigh of relief as we pass this huge benchmark. There are so many benchmarks we’ve passed already: First pup check and assuring all body parts as they should be First week getting through without any foot abrasion causing systemic infection First measured weight gain so we know mom can supportRead more

A Report from Ranger Sarah

Many Rangers and Keepers spend more time at the wolf habitat than I do. I relish the stories they share with me. Here’s what Ranger Sarah shared with me from her time this past Wednesday with the wolves. (note that 2246 and 2247 are the one-year-old brothers) I was at the wolves from 9-1 today. It was interesting and entertaining to watch the family now that the pups are starting to move on their own.  The pups spent the day onRead more

What a good dad!

Monday we shared video of M1803 in the den while mom, F2062, nursed. Two more videos of Dad’s interactions: the first, is him dropping off food (a rat) for his family. The second has Dad and a pup with some very sweet together time 🙂Read more

Yesterday’s pup check

We had great weather yesterday to do our 4-week check on the pups. We gathered our team, supplies, and made our work plan for entering the yard. At 4-weeks, the pups are more mobile, their ears are starting to get pointy, snout longer, eyes are open, and their dark color is starting to fade on their legs in particular. By next check, the blazes on their chest will likely be very faded. We still use our newborn pup check sheetRead more

Everybody in the den

Ok, so not everybody, but check out this video of 8 of our 10 wolves in the den. Typically, mom, F2062, allows no adult in the den when the pups are young. She’s been seen chasing dad, M1803, out of the den as he sneaks in. (Dad started engaging with last year’s pups at 3 weeks old). However, at just before 6 PM Saturday night, dad stayed in the den. Not sure if he got stuck in the den, butRead more