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

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

Pupdate #22- all grown up and heading out.

I mentioned last week the red wolves would be leaving (still true). We’ve got just 4 more days with them here. When you come to see them make sure you are prepared to see full-grown wolves (just a little skinnier). Take a look at them now (pictures below were taken one month ago on October 7). .Read more

Pupdate #20… there is good in goodbyes

Last month I posted an update about the red wolf SSP meeting and mentioned that we would have final news in September about our red wolves’ status for the coming year. The breeding and transfer plan is set and I have news to share… Our entire red wolf family, pups and parents, will be heading out. Difficult, emotional, exciting, and overwhelming are just some of the words that come to mind for me. We, the Red Wolf SSP, made the finalRead more

Pupdate #19… long overdue

A long but successful day is winding down and it ends with a Pupdate. If you recall in Pupdate #18, the pups are no longer pups and catching them is a whole new world.  A couple of weeks ago when we went to catch them for their final Pup check, we couldn’t. Yes, failure, at least temporarily. We decided to call it a day and make new plans for a different day with more bodies. Our wolf exhibit is excellentRead more

Pupdate #18

My first thing to share is that they are not pups anymore. Full blown teenagers/mini-wolves is what we are dealing with now. Life is different! Look at them on the cliff. HUGE! Our work starts well before getting our hands on the wolves. Katy spends quite a bit of time getting records, check sheets, medicines, scales, supplies, vaccines, flashlights, spare batteries etc. ready to go and easily accessible for the work to come. Her planning and organization makes the workRead more