Alerted by animal keepers Autumn and Janine that mating behavior had been witnessed in the red wolves, I unleashed my camera and high-tailed it down to their enclosure. Sure enough, within minutes the wolves lived up to what the keepers had said (2/13/18).
Unfortunately, after several attempts the wolves never tied or knotted which is necessary for a successful mating. Of course, the wolves have many hours in each day when no human is present to observe their behavior, who knows what goes on after hours.
I’m going to keep an eye on our captive canines and report back if and when I witness an effective performance, perhaps later today!
Later that morning, the very same day, the wolves were observed in tied position!