No More Pup Prep– They’re Here!

I mentioned the end of March that we were preparing for red wolf pups and watching closely the second half of April. Well, the second half of April is here and I got a call from Autumn early Saturday morning that pups were here! What great news to start the weekend!  Three pups were spotted on the den camera. Unsure if more were to come, we made plans to keep the exhibit area quiet all day, and check on the pupsRead more

Pup Prep

Tomorrow is April, so that means we’re not only hoping that we’ll have red wolf pups again this year, but we’re starting to prepare for possible arrival. At this point, the preparation includes a lot of communication within the animal department and to staff around the Museum. We make sure that supplies are ready and the Keepers not only ask questions but get prepared for a busy and exciting spring and summer. Of course, we won’t know if we’ll haveRead more

Pupdate #23 – Reflection. Then and Now.

As you know, our red wolves were seen breeding last month, We’re about one month away from watching closer to see if we have wolf pups again this year. In the meantime, some behind the scene prep work is going on. I came across some pictures of the pups– old and new; young and old — and decided to share. WARNING: the last picture is from NY… check out what the pups look like now!     Want to scanRead more

Red Wolf Update

Ranger Greg posted about our wolves a couple weeks ago- it’s breeding season after all.  (To learn a little more about the reproductive cycle for red wolves click here). Mating and full ties were spotted multiple times during the latter half of February. Now, we wait, and wait, and wait, for about 9 weeks. M1803 has sired litters before, so we know “he’s proven”. This is F2062 first time paired for breeding. She’s young so we’re hopeful we’ll have pupsRead more

Wolves in Snow

The 1-3 inches of snow we expected on January 17 turned into 9 inches to almost one foot of snow in some areas. Not the best footage with my phone, sorry, but some quick snips of the wolves in the snow from the 18th of January.    Read more

Male Wolf Update

I mentioned in my Christmas Blog post that I spent a bit of time watching the wolves search for food. Some blurry photos of the male wolf, M1803, in his efforts, along with a quick video. Scroll all the way to the bottom so you can see him when he first arrived.       I love this video of M1803 when he first arrived on grounds. Keeper Sarah caught this of him in sloth-mode. His nerves- and speed —Read more