Staff have commented on how Grizzer has changed since Luna’s separation.  Certainly having less food competition is always a bonus, especially for a 15-year old wolf with cataracts.  Grizzer is far more social with staff (also a  competition issue when Luna wanted attention), but more notable is Grizzer’s sleeping proximity to Aidan.  The bond between these two individuals remains strong and Grizzer seems to be aware of Aidan’s health issues.  Where younger wolves may see health issues as a weakness, older animals seem to more tolerant.  Maybe there’s some empathy involved (certainly something we are looking forward to studying next summer with Dr. Matheus Silveira and the 2020 pups.)  Grizzer is doing great, he is healthy and having no issues.  He had some issues a few years ago with an ACL injury, but the use of Turmeric seems to be helpful.  He hadn’t had a pain pill or anti-inflammatory in over a year.  We also continue to give him a milk thistle capsule every morning to help with liver functions.  

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