Wolf Cam

Top Photo: Panoramic of the Red Wolf Enclosure.

In the spirit of enhanced viewer experiences, the Animal Care and Exhibits teams work together to bring the best experience possible to members and guests at the museum. It takes team work to get the job done. A new infrared light needed to be installed in the wolf den. Invisible to wolf occupants, it brightens the view for us when used with infrared cameras.

The den had to be cleared of wolves (Adeyha) before the team could proceed.

(Left to right) Carl and Kyle (Exhibits) wait for the all clear while Animal Care Cassie (with broom) keeps a lookout on east side of enclosure.
After the all clear, Carl and Kyle prepare to enter the den while Animal Care Nicole (with broom) watches the west side of enclosure.

While work was being done inside the den the Animal Care team kept a sharp eye out for Oak and Adeyha.

I’m often asked if the wolves are dangerous. While I wouldn’t like to put any animal in a position where it feels the need to defend itself, whenever animal care personnel enter their enclosure, the wolves tend to get as far from the human intruders as possible. The brooms you see in the photos are wolf deterrents.

Keeping their distance. Oak (left) and Adeyha.

After work was complete, a brighter image emerged for us to view the wolves when they’re in the den. This could come in handy if and when the wolves successfully mate and Oak decides to use the den to give birth. Remember, red wolves are born in April or May.

Ready for occupancy.

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