In the wild, wolves encounter enrichment items continually – new sights, new smells, new experiences. We do what we can to approximate the natural world for wolves in captivity by planting trees and shrubs in their enclosures, providing main meals 2-3 times per week (feast or famine), and giving them novel things to explore which stimulate their senses and keen intellect.
Although snow isn’t unheard of in western Washington, it also isn’t very common. Even when it does snow, it’s unusual for the snow to remain on the ground for several days. Our animal care staff celebrated this event by taking photos of some of Wolf Haven residents surrounded by the white stuff.
Prescribed burning began in Thurston County on July 12 at Glacial Heritage near Rochester. Those operations then expanded to include the Tenalquot Prairie area through Aug. 1 when smoke from around the region shut down the operation for two weeks. Once the smoke cleared, operations resumed on 14 acres at Wolf Haven near Tenino.
The capital of Washington, this modest-sized city offers vibrant culture, a charming downtown and a range of outdoor activities for residents. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Tumwater Falls Park and Wolf Haven International are just three of many natural attractions, and Puget Sound provides fantastic views, boating opportunities and great seafood.
Thank you to each and every one of you! Although you can’t see our gratitude, we feel as exuberant as our “Fresno Four” family of red wolves.
With the addition of pups, rescues, and Species Survival Plan wolves, we provided care for a howling chorus of 62 wolves and wolfdogs plus two lively coyotes. A record number of animals – 64 – reside at Wolf Haven.
Wolf Haven International is now home to a record 65 wolves, wolf dogs and coyotes thanks to the addition of two new wolves, Mariah and Hodari.
Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Tumwater, Washington? JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) in 10 did, too. So we jumped in the car and took a trip to the petite, pioneering city to give you the inside scoop on what makes it unique. Although Wolf Haven isn’t in Tumwater itself, it’s the next town over and was included in the video!