Big Bear: Wolf Puppy-Pack Will Be Two Years Old
On April 9, 2011, the Moonridge Wolf PuppyPack will celebrate their 2nd birthday on this earth. Please plan to help us celebrate their birthday at the Moonridge Zoo in Big Bear Lake, CA. The Zoo is located across the street from the Bear Mountain Ski resort at 43285 Goldmine Drive. The party will run from 11:00am till 2:00pm with gifts and treats for the pups, and we’ll have Docents available to share with you all of the details about the 5 boys and 4 girls that were born here in Big Bear to parents Navarre and Wakiza.
The Zoo staff is now preparing special birthday boxes that will be stuffed full of wolf-goodies and will be available for purchase at the Wolf enclosure on April 9. When the Zoo staff tosses the boxes into the enclosure, we get to watch the wolves tear open the gifts and gobble down the treats. If you want to bring treats for the wolves, please consider only un-opened
Pup-peroni flavored dog treats… and leave them at the ticket counter so we can put those treats in the puppy’s birthday boxes.
Although we call them “puppies”, they are full grown and average about 100 pounds each. However, you can still see the playfulness and youthful curiosity displayed by all 9 pups. At about 2 years old, this wolf pack is starting to decide who will be the “alpha” male and female. Although it seems that the largest wolf should be the Alpha, that doesn’t always hold true. In fact, the smallest female, Logan, is acting like she wants to be Queen! When it comes time to give up a group howl, all of their posturing takes second place to their enjoyment in howling. They will howl at anything and everything, not just the moon. And, curiously, no two wolves will howl at the same pitch… they alter their voice so the entire ensemble sounds much larger to distant wolf packs.
So, the party will be for their 2nd birthday, but in wolf-years it will be their 14th birthday… that means the wolves generally behave like, and have developed as much as, a 14 year old human. Bring your cameras and your kids to the Moonridge Zoo… and don’t forget the 80 other species who call the Moonridge Zoo home… in fact, the Zoo is a “Home for Life.”