Wolf Transfer Review: The Actual Physical

Here’s the final post about our Wolf Transfer Day. Like with all the other parts of the of the day, we did lots of prep and planning to make sure our actual hands-on work with the wolves went as smooth as possible. Physical sheets, sample bags, blood tubes, vaccinations, emergency drugs, cool down materials, towels, and more, were all readied ahead of time. A verbal review of our plan also took place- several times. We already talked a lot aboutRead more

Volunteer Help

I caught some of our volunteers working hard last week. A huge thanks to those spotlighted below, and all the other volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help us care for the animalsRead more

Wolf Transfer Day: Removing Wolves From Crates

Getting a wolf from out of our wolf yard and into a crate is complicated, as we’ve reviewed. Releasing a wolf from a crate back into the habitat is reasonably easy. For the most part, you open the door and the wolf runs out. (Sometimes, however, some wolves just stay in the crate). But what about getting a wolf out of a crate for its physical? There are numerous ways to do this, and the below routine is what hasRead more

Preparing for Incidents

I help lead the team of staff that respond and help manage incidents on grounds. It’s a great group of folks to spend time with. We review actual incidents that have occurred, discuss situations we are concerned about, review procedures, conduct surprise drills, and more. In the past few weeks we conducted “Emergency Jeopardy” as well as knocked out two emergency drills. TEAM ULI, my partner and Butterfly House Director, took on TEAM SHERRY in our Jeopardy style activity. AsRead more

Wolf Transfer Debrief: logistics

I’ve already talked about how we caught the wolves from the habitat, and a whole bunch about crates. Today, we’ll review the logistics, and all the somewhat boring but incredibly necessary pre-planning that occurred to help make this transfer as smooth as possible. Since this might not be the most thrilling part, enjoy these wonderful photos of the wolf family taken December 30, 2019 Planning for this transfer started in the summer of 2019, during the Red Wolf SSP ManagementRead more