We acquired Aidan and Denali from the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake Minnesota as 12 day old pups and began the process of socialization that allowed us to experience one of the most incredible and complex individuals in my 30+ year captive wolf career. Aidan passed away on Wednesday, August 14th at 11 am. We are still awaiting the necropsy report and hope to learn more about his condition to help us understand what happened and to evaluate all of his medical history and various medical decisions made on his behalf. The more we can learn, the better we can manage the remaining ambassador wolves, especially Aidan’s brother Denali. This photo was of the first night in Ely after returning from the Science Center. He spent the night on our Assistant Wolf Curator’s carhart coat.