It’s been a long day, (although I guess it technically is tomorrow) with multiple issues, but our new red wolf female, 1287, is finally here. We learned in the Summer Red Wolf SSP Master Plan meeting that we would be getting a new female wolf to pair with our male. She was originally due to fly in (on Delta) around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. However, without going into details, she arrived to RDU airport around 11 PM Tuesday night.
As usual, I don’t have good photos to share yet. I can tell you she weighs 45 pounds- which is small for a red wolf, but she looks pretty solid. Makes me think that when I see her in the daylight she will be more stocky than lean- we’ll see. She won’t go into the wolf exhibit for at least one week. We’ll make sure to get some photos and give you her history in the days and weeks to come.
Jill and Mikey were supposed to pick up the wolf this afternoon, but as things became more and more delayed, the plans changed.
When the cargo finally arrived, the man handed me a crate with this little dog in it. It was a cute yappy thing, but not our wolf!
She seemed amazingly calm when we let her out of the crate. She slinked around the side cage and did lots of sniffing. I’ll check her early tomorrow. I hope she settles in and eats. Again, sorry about the dark blurry photo. Getting good photos was not on the priority list for the evening.