Axel- Pack Rally

This week’s photo was taken by Christina Rizzo while visiting the Center for a recent Wildlife Photography session with Heidi Pinkerton.  The wolves provided many opportunities for great photos including this one of Axel, Grayson and Boltz displaying a pack rally.  Axel has been very active lately and there seems to be a correlation with temperatures and some behaviors that are more hormonally driven.  We have noticed some mounting and rid-up behavior displayed towards Denali and Boltz.  Between the arctics, Axel is definitely more antagonistic towards Aidan, often displaying a threat display as he approaches.  The good thing is we are on the downhill slide of winter and these challenging times should diminish.  Axel was weighed on March 2nd and he continues to maintain a good weight around 98 pounds.