On Saturday, Danielle Solberg and her grandmother Barb, volunteered to do some pack observations to help interpret the current pack dynamics of the Exhibit Pack. These type of observations are valuable, as they help give a perspective that doesn't involve wolf care in the enclosure. Danielle did an excellent job taking notes and observed Denali doing a number of poses in front of the windows, social greetings between Aidan and Denali, and with several food defense displays of lip curls and snarls, as he has no problem controlling the deer carcass. One behavior that was very interesting was Denali's (and later Maya and Aidan) sweet tooth. He was filmed picking cherries and eating them. It was interesting behavior as the research team had discovered some wolf scat with evidence of berries in the scat. In an effort to learn more about the pack dynamics (post Shadow retirement), we are resurrecting a program called Wolf Watch, which occurs on the first Thursday of every month. Check out the Programs tab on the wolf center home page, Wolf Watch programs are posted under the Seminar tab.

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