We have Shadow’s pond filled and he is starting to shed, but the summer season is usually the hardest on the wolves.  We are seeing some very strong signs of social interaction between Shadow and Grizzer through the fence and Grizzer’s high tail response towards the retirement enclosure has diminished.  These changes have prompted discussion about bringing Grizzer and Shadow together .   We are very mindful of the 4 year age difference  options.  We also know, without social stimulus, older animals can become so sedentary that they compromise themselves physically.   We don’t know what is the best course of action until we see the interactions, but wolf care staff are committed to our retired wolves and will do what we can to ensure both physical and psychological well-being of all pack members.