Nov. 20, 2019

Retired Pack Log November 20, 2019

We are in the process of wrapping up the construction on the retirement enclosures. One of the new things we are installing this year is an enclosed observation area for staff. This will allow staff to have a safe, covered area to stay in case we need outdoor overnight monitoring as Luna declines.

We have a vet check scheduled for Luna this week. Although she is still eating, mobile, and alert, we want to get an assessment of her pain response. She continually rolls over for staff to receive attention, so we know her tolerance for the growth is strong, but this tumor is expanding and we want to make sure we are doing what is best for her.

Grizzer is doing well, but he does have cataracts which make it a bit harder for him to navigate. To make things easier for both Grizzer and Luna, wolf care staff make sure all the retirement enclosures have clear pathways, hay covered resting areas, and roofs to protect them from inclement weather.


Wolf Log written by Assistant Curator, Leanne Martin.