Last week the pups had their first “field trip” to the wolf enclosure. This marked the first time the pups had been in close proximity to our current pack. We first let them sniff each other in an off-exhibit holding area through fencing (photo on the left). We saw only positive interactions so we moved forward with the introduction and allowed our alpha male, Tundra, into the holding area to meet the pups. He was a little overwhelmed by all the rambunctious energy, but overall everything went very well!
The pups will continue to be kept in a secure off-exhibit location, but we will supervise visits with the adult wolves periodically.