We have here at the museum, one adult breeding pair of red wolves, two yearling male red wolves, and six three-month old pup red wolves.
Every now and then, the year-old wolves get frisky and chase each other around their enclosure. It’s often a vigorous jaunt with more than just a few circuits around the yard. The parents sometimes join in but usually don’t make it past the first lap. After all, the male is 9 years old and the female 5, no spring chickens as far as wolves go.
It’s the yearlings Ellerbe (2246) and Eno (2247) who are most inclined towards the behavior. That’s the boys in the photo above (Ellerbe on the left).