Since you know I’m a huge wolf fan, I thought I would share some wolfie facts with you once a week. And since it’s apparently ‘hump day’ let’s also throw in some cuteness and start with wolf pups 🙂
Pups are born completely blind and deaf (but have a keen sense of smell), depending on their mother and other members of the pack.
All the wolves in a pack help take care of the pups. When the pups are very small, other pack members bring food to the mother so she does not have to leave the den. When the pups are a little bigger, pack members “take turns” bringing them food, playing with them and even “baby sitting.” Once the pups are about eight weeks old, they leave the den and start using “rendezvous sites.” These are meeting places where the wolves gather to sleep, play and just “hang out.” Until the pups are old enough to go with the adults they stay at the rendezvous site. Often, one of the adult wolves stays with the pups to watch over them.
When the pups are around six months old, they look almost like adult wolves. Around this time they start hunting with the rest of the pack.
Most wolf pups are born with blue eyes, which gradually change to a yellow-gold color by eight to sixteen weeks, though sometimes their eyes can change color much later. Occasionally, a mature wolf will be found with blue eyes.
Cuteness overload? Never 😉 But if you haven’t got your wolfie fix yet, why not check out Scarlett Legacy and see my very own Big Bad Wolf? The link is here:
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