Malik is quite adept at looking for unattended items by wolf care staff.  When we say wolves have a great power of observation, we often refer to the fact that they can pick out a weakness in a prey species from a distance.  In captivity, wolves can also pick out items that have no clear sign of guarding behavior from staff.  Malik is the fastest wolf to remove a set of keys, hats or unattended gloves.  If it’s not protected, then it’s available for the taking.  It’s nice to see that the wolves nearing fourteen years of age are not slowing down.