The two remaining male wolves, Haida and Lonestar have not been reliably reported for many weeks now. While we still do receive numerous and ongoing reports on the sighting of wolves from across Central Ontario, unless we have a confirmed sighting of OUR wolves, especially the black and very distinctive Haida, we will not be able to venture to proclaim that we know where our two males are or if, in fact, they are still alive.
Back at the Wolf Center, where we still have 5 female wolves remaining, things have settled into a routine. Ten days ago we allowed Luna and the three pups from last summer to rejoin Leyla in the larger enclosure. That went surprisingly smooth, considering that Leyla was the “ omega” of the pack in late 2012 and we were concerned of Luna and the pups ganging up on Lyla, putting her into her old position. So far this has not happened and Leyla appears the strongest and in very good physical shape. If there are any positive aspects about the tragedies of the past months, Leyla’s full recovery is one of these.
But now we are looking for a young (at least one !) male wolf to complete the pack. We do have a couple of leads and hope to have the pack in full order again by mid-summer.
And one final, intriguing observation: when we opened all the gates and had Luna and the pups gain access to the full enclosure again, the first thing they did was … they went for a swim ! At the south side of the wolf enclosure is a beautiful, small pond, which obviously serves an important purpose.
Stay tuned and we will certainly report when a male wolf has joined the “girls” at the Haliburton Forest Wolf Center.