Being a Big Brother

Many people have seen the below video of one of our yearling brother wolves having at the den camera. He removed and destroyed the camera, without ingesting any of it. This is one of the most special (and pretty funny) den video clips from my point of view. So much is going in this clip for me. First, notice that there are pups in the den. With the pups five weeks old, mom, F2062, allows the rest of the familyRead 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

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

Pups starting to move

Museum Member Peter Nicholls got the picture above of some of the pups wandering out of the den. At three weeks old it’s time for the pups to wobble and walk a bit on their own. Check out some of their first wobbles belowRead more

Bear Pool Cleaning next month

We’ll be cleaning the bear pools the beginning of June. A little later than usual, but with the new wolf pups living next door we’re trying to be as quiet as possible until they are older and more established. I came across these two videos of what the bears do when we let them back in the yard after pool cleaning. In the first video, Yona pulls out the pool drain cover (this is what happens when you let themRead more