Another good day for the pups

Our trio seems to be thriving:

The female gets weighed. She’s 576 grams.


B has a distinctive Blaze/V on his chest. He’s up to 539 grams today.


Katy and Sarah check out the feet on pup A. He is still the largest, at 672 grams.

Having pups back to back years is amazing —  all sorts of emotions. It allows us to hone and sharpen our procedures, as well as compare and contrast to the previous year. See the chart below with the first three weigh-ins for the 2017 and 2018 pups.

Any thoughts or questions after looking at the chart?



4 responses to Another good day for the pups

  1. Hans Van de Berg says:

    Interesting, overall weight gain is about the same total for both years. Would appear that one less pup this year, means more of mom’s milk going to the three and each is putting on weight a bit faster as a result.

    • Sherry Samuels says:

      We’re comparing two different mothers so the comparison might not be a fair one. However, I tend to agree- less pups means more milk to each pup. Thanks for responding!

  2. Val says:

    Where are the puppies being relocated to when they are old enough? How is the program overall? Making any headway with life in the wild ?

    • Sherry Samuels says:

      All the wolves will be at the Museum through the fall, and likely longer. We won’t know who will stay (or go) until after the SSP meeting this summer. Unfortunately, the numbers of red wolves in the wild has diminished drastically- now about 30.

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