Male and Female Red Wolves

Our male red wolf finally came out into view long enough for me to snap a few photos. I wanted to get a couple of shots of the wolves standing side by side, for identification purposes. Unlike the last pair of red wolves, who have only been gone a little over a week, our new pair have markings that are very similar. I wasn’t able to get the shots I wanted, but for now, I’ll take what I can get.

The male wolf (#1803) is larger overall than the female (#2062) and has a thicker neck. What’s most noticeable, besides his larger size, is that his head is broader than the female’s and his eyes appear to be closer together. The two shots below illustrate those characteristics quite well.


Male’s (1803) broad head and close-set eyes.
Female’s head, more narrow and eyes set apart.

I’ll be posting more shots as I get them. Oh yeah, check in with the Animal Department blog for any news or additional photos.

3 responses to Male and Female Red Wolves

  1. I am very excited to see how ‘Moose’ is doing with his new mate. He is such a sweetheart. I’m sure you hear him howling: he does it well. <3

  2. Kim Hensley says:

    Thank you for sharing information on the new couple! Many of us that follow and support the Wolf Conservation Center wolves, will be watching for news of M1803 (aka Moose). Hoping they both wolves are settling in nicely, and enjoying each other’s company. Thank you, again!

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