A pair of white tail deer legs were tossed into the red wolf enclosure by the animal keepers last weekend. The legs were donated by an employee here at the Museum who also happens to be a hunter.
The wolves seemed to enjoy the treat.
The female, lured out of her den by the smell of meatballs (typical daily offering – the keepers had just been in the enclosure), and perhaps the odor of deer, found one of the deer legs and quickly placed it in her den.
Later, after a good chew on his cloven-tipped goody, the male buried what was left of his prize. The female promptly dug it up and secured it, too, in her den.
After hiding both deer legs in her den, the female sat out in the open, to the delight of Museum guests. She typically spends much of her time in the den. Was she saying something to the male?