Running with the Wolves

After five months of watching our female red wolf (1794) behaving with raw aggression towards our male (1784), watching her go through estrous with no change in her attitude towards the male, indeed being more aggressive at his approaches, and watching our male walk around the enclosure with his head hung low, our female has apparently had a change of heart.

 

The female's typical greeting for the male (March 6).
The female’s (left) typical greeting for the male (March 6).

 

Anthropomorphic disclaimer notice.

On Saturday morning, close to noon, both wolves were seen splashing around in the water, prancing about the enclosure, rolling and tumbling with each other, playing and, dare I say, giddy. If you were prone to say that the wolves can be happy, this would be the time to do that.

I will let the following photos speak for themselves.

 

The male in for a swim, after diving into the pool (4/4/15).
The male in for a swim, after diving into the pool (4/4/15).

 

Both wolves (female on left) splashing about.
Both wolves (female on left) splashing about.

 

A little chasing each other around after the swim.
A little chasing each other around after the swim.

 

Running with the wolves (female on left).
Running with the wolves (female on left). Is that not a happy wolf, wolves?

 

Female, running for the fun of it.
Female, running for the fun of it.

 

The male sprinting around the corner after the female.
The male sprinting around the corner after the female.

 

A pause to chew on some pine bark.
A pause to chew on some pine bark.

 

Hey, where you going? (female on right)
Hey, where you going? (female on right)

 

Two happy canines, I’d say.

3 responses to Running with the Wolves

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    Steve Cripe says:

    My experience says they look like happy wolves to me!

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