In order to reduce the risk of exposure between our wolf care team members, we have restricted wolf care to 4 individuals while the Governor’s Stay in Place order is active. If one of us gets sick, another team-member that has not been exposed can step in rather than the entire WC staff being exposed. Even though the Center is closed to the public, we want to assure people that the lives of the wolves has not changed, the morning med deliveries are the same, scat is collected, socialization is maintained and the staff are starting to work on the spring time activity within the enclosures. The staff have been actively packaging items for shipment to the winning bidders from our recent auction giving the wolves plenty to watch at the windows in the absence of our public during this period of closure. Axel and Boltz’s tension has calmed down and we are very happy to report the densite construction that was a Facebook Fundraiser last fall solved our flooding issues. We will continue to monitor it as we get rain today, but so far, it is staying dry. We do have several other dry spots to rest under the eaves and in the slated den, but the main den-site is the prime location in the Exhibit.
We had to cancel the Working for Wolves crew that had a tremendous group of people willing to come and help with our many projects including the wet, stinky hay, the dead trees and branches from winter storms, the improvement projects in retirement and the need to sterilize the lab for pups. So, the spring 2020 Working for Wolves crew will be the 4 of us; if you see us on camera with wheelbarrows and pitchforks, that is our next task. The wolves enjoy the insulating warmth of the hay all winter, but risk mold in warm, wet, weather is always a concern.