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.
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.
Two happy canines, I’d say.