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Some of our Alaskan wolves

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: Tony Norton, California Wolf Center
Kiana is a dominant wolf that has established herself as the alpha female. This wolf, born in 2005, is very curious and is usually one of the first wolves at the fence to inspect the guests.  

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: Tony Shelfo, California Wolf Center
Inuk, born in 2005, is one of the more dominant wolves in the pack, and is typically regarded as the alpha male.  Although his brothers occasionally challenge him for dominance, he does appear to be viewed by the rest of the pack as a respected leader.  

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: California Wolf Center
Taku, a member of our 2005 litter, has a unique personality, as all wolves do. From early on, he seemed to have the characteristics of silliness and playful tendencies with his siblings as well as the older members of the pack. He seems particularly friendly with his brother, Ketchikan. While not always first at the fence to check out the guests, his curiosity generally causes him to make an appearance.  

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: California Wolf Center
Kuma's personality is at times an enigma, as he is shy some of the time but is generally confident around his fellow wolves. He tends to be wary of human activity, but he is also curious and sometimes even acts playful towards humans, especially children. From early on, he seemed to have a particularly strong bond with his brother, Inuk, and his sister, Kiana, although he has started spending more time with his brother, Taku, in recent years  

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: Tony Norton, California Wolf Center
Ketchikan, born in 2005, is a dominant male who has inserted himself into the ranks of the pack.  He sometimes challenges his brother, Inuk, for control of the pack, though it seems that Inuk remains the alpha male for now.  Ketchikan is particularly friendly with one of his other brothers, Taku.  These two spend a lot of time together playing and resting.


Some of our Mexican Gray Wolves

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: California Wolf Center
These rare Mexican gray wolf pups are part of our 2011 litter born to M863 and F1046.  These pups are part of a groundbreaking pup radio collar research project that will hopefully lead to a lower pup mortality rate in the wild.  

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: California Wolf Center
This female Mexican wolf, F707, was transferred to our facility in November 2010. F707 receives a special diet and medication to keep her comfortable in her golden years. Because the medication is hidden inside a bison meatball, she tends to look forward to feeding time when her special treat is delivered.

Image of a wolf at the California Wolf Center
Photo credit: Tony Shelfo, California Wolf Center
This wolf, F891, is one of four sisters who came to the California Wolf Center in 2005 as part of the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP).  The California Wolf Center works under the US Fish and Wildlife Service with dozens of other SSP facilities in the United States and Mexico to increase the number of Mexican gray wolves and to maintain genetic diversity within the population, ensuring the long-term survival of the subspecies.  F891 is the alpha female of her pack, and she is also very curious about visitors, so she can usually be seen during educational programs. 

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