The two Arctic wolf pups Grayson and Axel at the International Wolf Center were introduced to the exhibit pack! The pups enjoyed their first feeding with the pack. Pictures by Heidi Pinkerton. Thanks @spiritguardian for the heads up.
Arctic wolf pups (Canis lupus arctos) gnawing on Muskox bones, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. Wolves, like all carnivores that normally eat the flesh of large mammals, need to chew bone in order to obtain their calcium. Deficiencies of calcium can result in rickets, a diseas especially common among pups. (Anthony R. E. Sinclair, John M. Fryxell, Graeme Caughle (2014). Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management, 3rd edition. p. 13.)
New ambassador arctic wolf pups at the International Wolf Center. It was absolutely amazing being able to take care of these pups for the past week. I learned something new everyday. They grow so much in just one day. I can’t wait to see how they change in the upcoming months.