Maya is our motherly figure for all of the wolves here, and has taken the job of caring for each of the wolves when they arrive as puppies. She has a creative and loving nature, and is always concerned for everyone’s well-being, even with Shelley and Casey. Being the surrogate mother, she can also be very serious, so you don’t want to get on her bad side. Maya is the black-phase of the grey wolf, but just like what happens when humans get older, she has greyed over time. Despite this, her elegance and grace have moved along with her as she grew older, and she still makes for a stunning model. Although as a puppy she was quite shy, with time, she has grown to love showing off her modeling skills for the camera.
Moki, and her brother, Mack, were rescued from a facility that was being shut down. Unfortunately their previous owners had chosen to not imprint them, so Moki and her brother are, and always will be, uncomfortable around humans. Although this may be the case, these two are still very comfortable here; they have a large enclosure they can hide and play in, and an elaborate den to escape to. Moki’s name comes from the Navajo language meaning “little deer”, and although she is definitely a wolf, you can see her doe-like nature in her spirit. Her gentle ways stands alongside her timid behaviour, but Moki acts with care, unlike her rowdy brother. Both she, and Mack, look up to Moab as their fatherly figure.
Flora is our gentle, wise wolf. Her confidence and curiosity show through, and she always interested in learning about the world around her. Although she can be very independent, Flora loves her pack mates, and treats everyone with respect and kindness. Much like Maya, she has a loving nature, and is very affectionate with staff and new friends. Because of her strong and caring behaviour, Flora has grown to become our new Wolf Ambassador, taking over the role Aspen held before she passed away. She now gets to travel to schools and other facilities to help others understand about wolf behaviour and to educate people about conservation. Flora loves these exciting trips, but always looks forward to coming home to her family.
Keehta is our silent, but mighty, wolfdog who was rescued in 2005. Unfortunately, Keehta was bounced between six different homes in her first year of life, which is a sad, but common, situation for many wolf dogs, as people think that they make great pets (read more about this on our Wolfdog page). At her arrival, Keehta was wary of her new pack; since then, she has adjusted to life with a family and has no trouble “wolfing down” her food. Even though she is quite shy, she is also picky about her company, and doesn’t get along with many of our wolves. But Moab found a way to steal her heart, and the two get along very well, as he lets her be the boss in their relationship. Her shy behaviour makes her incredibly hard to photograph, and because of her picky nature, she only goes on hikes with Shelley and Moab.
Although we keep Keehta here at the centre, she is not a pet; she is a part of our pack. Wolfdogs do not make for good pets, and our official opinion of them is: don’t do it. These wolf-dog crosses make unsuitable pets, and we don’t endorse their breeding or their sale as domestic animals. By crossing a domestic dog with a wild animal (and one with especially strong predatory instincts and sense of social hierarchy at that), the resulting mix of traits is unpredictable, and often tragic for the animal and owners themselves. Approximately 80% of wolf-dog crosses are euthanized in their first few years of life.
Moab is the silliest wolf in our pack; he even has a funny snaggle tooth that sits out of the side of his mouth, giving him a quite goofy appearance. Weighing in at 90 lbs, he is the average size of a grey wolf in the wild. Moab can have a bit of an attitude at times, but is definitely a “Mama’s Boy”. He loves his girls, Keehta and Shelley, and adores the staff who visit him through the fence. Because of Moab's playful attitude, he can get a bit out of hand, though only with good intention, he no longer goes for walks with the public.
Mack, and his sister, Moki, were rescued from a facility that was being shut down. Unfortunately their previous owners had chosen to not imprint them, so Mack and his sister are, and always will be, uncomfortable around humans. Although this may be the case, these two are still very comfortable here; they have a large enclosure they can hide and play in, and an elaborate den to escape to. Mack is our curious wolf, and even though he is fairly shy around humans, he always wants to know what’s going on around his enclosure, and is always looking for a chance to fool around. He is incredibly playful, and watches ravens from his perch atop his den. Both he, and his sister, look up to Moab as a fatherly figure.
Wiley is our largest wolf, weighing in at 110 lb wolf (50 kilo). Although he may be the biggest, he’s just a big baby, and is easily tricked by the others. He likes to pick on others, but they can quickly put him in his place. Wiley was the first imprinted wolf for Shelley and Casey, and being imprinted, he is not afraid of people whatsoever; but don’t change his environment, or he’ll get upset. He is very fun loving, likes to munch on rosehips, and sticks his head out of the truck window during car rides. When this wolf walks into the room, he turns heads, and he adores the attention. Wiley is our big, silly wolf, who takes time to smell the roses.
Scrappy Dave is one of our youngest wolves, along with his sister, Flora. Despite his lanky and gentle appearance, this bright blonde wolf has a lot of attitude. Scrappy Dave still looks to his sister for comfort and guidance, and is most confidenant while she’s around. He is still a fun-loving and curious wolf, and with his sister, chases ravens and squirrels around the enclosure to play. A bit mischievous in nature, Scrappy also likes to chase Flora around and nip at her tail. Even his howls are a bit goofy, as his voice tends to crack when he’s singing, much like our own human pre-teen boys!