Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A Mysterious Connection Part Three
HIYA!! MOM L HERE!!!
Last time, I promise! Savannah has control after this post.
Now, I want to share some wonderful photos and videos from our visit to Wolf Haven, late September, 2014.
I caution everyone who actually listens to the video titled “HOWL IN”…your cats and dogs will likely react!
The photos in the slideshow are taken as the Animal Care Manager, Miss Wendy, is tossing in meatballs left over from the fund raiser event the night before. The humans did not like them, but the wolves loved them!
Also, I point out one animal that is a wolf-dog. They have only just started bringing in wolf-dog hybrids with high wolf content to help some of their pure wolves be able to live out their lives with a mate. It is very critical to maintaining a wolf’s ability to cope with being in captivity. Remember, all wolves here were rescued from humans who thought they could have a pet! And no staff or volunteers are allowed in the enclosures unless wolves require treatment. They are not treated as pets; only a few pairs are on the open public tour. The ones we have in the slideshow are all ‘behind the scenes off tour”. So exciting!
Action videos of the wolves…just beautiful in motion…
Red Wolves: Pacing in wait of their meatball treats
Shadow: Gray Wolf (listen to the Director describe his rescue in the background)
Meatball Time 1:
Meatball Time 2:
Thank you for reading this long series. I hope it piqued your interest and curiosity about the relationship between wolf recovery and increasing the safety of outdoor cats and feral cat populations.
Be Well, Mom L
peeEss just one more interesting fact we learned that relates to the indiscriminate human hunting of coyotes. Coyotes are similar to wolves; there is only ONE breeding pair in a pack, hence a lower number of pups born each year. If either of them is killed, the pack splits up to find mates, creating more packs with more breeding pairs which produce more pups. We humans are not helping here, just sayin’…
UPDATE FROM SAVANNAH
They have not even sent me a text message. How will they learn about my being denied my 10 times daily brushing?