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

2-Week Pup Check

The Pups are two weeks old today. The six are still here, and have been in the primary den for several days now. As we gathered up our team to go check on the pups today we knew we could easily work in the flattened out area behind this den. Five of the six pups are huge. These five weigh from 1,246 grams to 1,482 grams. That means at just two weeks old, our large male is over 3 andRead more

Pupdate: April 27, 2019

Good news: it’s the weekend and we’ve got 10 wolves in our habitat. (While high, that’s the number we hope we have each time we post). I mentioned on Monday when the pups were born that there is this fine line of letting the wolves be and making sure the pups are doing okay. The pups seemed okay on day one, even the little one. However making sure the pups’ feet were okay and that they were all gaining weightRead more

Alpaca shearing complete

Shearing is a critical part of taking care of our alpacas. Alpacas are native to South America. Their fleece helps keep them warm in the cold climate of the Andes Mountains. However, we live in a different climate and shearing our girls is important for their health and wellness. With our hot and steamy summers, removing fleece (as well as providing pools of water, misting fans, and shade) is critical. We typically shear annually in April and this gets ourRead more

Lemur physicals complete

We finished up all seven lemur physicals last month. Everything went well, and everyone seems to be doing well! Thanks to Dr. Vanderford, Katy, Autumn, and Aaron in particular for their diligence in their planning and taking care of everything.Read more