The news many of us have been waiting for is here!
Luna has exceeded all expectations and had four wolf pups sometime within the last 24 hours. Two female, two male. Three black and one brown!
The crew consisting of Paul, Tegan, Cameron, Pete and Ines entered the Wolf Centre enclosure this morning looking for the den site when Marena had informed them that she hadn’t seen Luna since yesterday morning at 7:30 am. What they found was four squeaking balls of fur that were very deep in their den. As their primary care givers, since they are captive animals, and by vet orders, we must remove the pups from the den, count them, give them a quick look over and administer Strongid a de-worming medication.
We are cautiously optimistic, knowing that a litter’s survival rate is 50%. The pups typically don’t make their first visible appearances until mid to late June, so only time will tell.
Rest assured that even if we aren’t allowed to have you visit the Wolf Centre we will continue to post pictures, and videos on all our social media channels to share the pups progress.
Enjoy the pictures! And make sure to tune into Marena’s live education streams Sundays at 3pm from the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre Facebook page.