Blackstone, a Northwestern subspecies of gray wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis), was born in April 2022. He came to the International Wolf Center in May 2022 along with his littermate, Caz.
His name was chosen during a name-the-pup contest in June 2022. He is named in honor of Blackstone Lake in the Ely, Minnesota, area. Blackstone is described as a very calm wolf that is typically found interacting with his littermate Caz, but may seek out Grayson for reassurance if pack dynamic tensions increase. Often wolf associations in this pack can help webcam viewers identify individual wolves. Blackstone physically appears more lean and taller than his littermate, but body size variations can occur until they reach full maturity between 18-24 months.
For more information on our ambassador wolves, watch extended wolf videos on the International Wolf Center’s YouTube Channel or enjoy a close-up of wolf behavior on our Wolf Watch Cams.
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