9.28.2011

wolf puppies!

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When we visited the Haliburton Wolf Centre in March - our second time there, to see the wolves in their winter coats - the alpha female was pregnant. In April, four healthy pups were born: two males (one black, one gray) and two females (one black, one gray).

By June they were out of the den and coming into public view. My wolf-loving friend J and I went to see them in July. Once again, we were patient, waiting through many waves of visitors as the wolves relaxed in the sun. And once again we were rewarded. In the winter, we saw the wolves being fed; this time we saw the adult alpha pair join the pups, the whole pack nuzzling, vocalizing and playing.

All these photos are by J.

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I usually post only a sample of photos, but this time I've posted the whole lot: Flickr set here (all photos by J).

Older wolf visits:

First visit to Haliburton Wolf Centre, July 2009, some photos here.

Haliburton wolves in winter, March 2011.

Wolf pups at Jungle Cat World, more photos here. Jungle Cat World wolves a few months later.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, wow---so gorgeous and so sweet. Thanks for sharing these. Makes me want to go hug my dog! (Not that I need an excuse for that...)

James said...

See a resemblance with the second-last photo? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnl/2744086104

impudent strumpet said...

Puppies puppies puppies!!!!