The million dollar question: how did the wolves react to the eclipse? Wolf Haven was open for sanctuary visits that day, and animal care staff reported that the wolves didn’t even bat an eye. Despite having 94% coverage at the sanctuary it was actually fairly light out, so they may not have even realized it was going on.
We are sorry to announce that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has taken lethal action in an effort to change the depredating behavior of the Smackout wolf pack, located in the northeastern part of Washington State. This pack has preyed on domestic cattle five times since September 2016, despite the many preventative efforts taken to deter them.
Driving south from Tacoma to Portland, just ten minutes out of exit 101 there is a very special place. A place different from anything you have heard of. A place full of peace and with some beautiful inhabitants: a wolf sanctuary surrounded by a blooming prairie.
Manejando hacia el sur, de Tacoma a Portland, a sólo diez minutos de la salida 101 hay un lugar muy especial. Un lugar
diferente a todo lo que hayas conocido. Un lugar lleno de paz y con unos habitantes hermosos: un santuario de lobos rodeado de una pradera floreciente.
Wolf Haven by Diane Mivelli
Why they do it is unclear. When they do it is unpredictable. Once one resident at Wolf Haven International begins howling, the others soon join in. The singular occasion can last mere minutes, yet it will live on in the memory of any visitor.
We were very excited when pups were born to first-time parents F1422 (Vida) and M1360 (Kochi) in April. These two wolves are very genetically valuable to the healthy preservation of the species; in fact, this new family is considered the most genetically valuable group in the entire captive Mexican wolf population!
In 2016, five red wolf pups were born at Wolf Haven (four survived). The following spring, eight red wolf pups were born – TO THE SAME PARENTS! F1945 (Nash) and M1482 (Tala) are now the proud parents of twelve offspring.
Listen to this excellent interview with author Brenda Peterson, author of “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America” and “Wolf Nation”. http://www.tinyurl.com/mqxvsyj
Captive-born and displaced wolves find sanctuary at Wolf Haven International.
One of the most beautiful things about life at the sanctuary is watching the transformation of our wolves as they settle into their new lives. Even more beautiful is watching a new “friendship” blossom and grow.
Angel and Zoe came from the same backyard breeder, who was about to shoot them in the front yard.