Heat and Humidity Concerns
The next 3 days will be extreme with record high temperatures and the potential for high humidity. These conditions will be concerning for all of our wolves, but especially the retired wolves. This is more problematic than a hot July day since the wolves are still in the middle of their shedding process. Staff are diligently brushing the wolves on a daily basis to remove this heavy undercoat. We are fortunate to have many shaded spaces, cool layers of sand, trees that shade and cool through their transportation, misting systems and ponds for taking a dip. Even Grizzer likes to wade into the pond to get some relief from the heat. Staff will be diligent over the weekend to make sure there are not signs of animal health issues with the heat.