Six wolf pups playing in northern Minnesota #Video
We recently got the first footage of the Wiyapka Lake Pack pups out and about! All 6 pups are still alive and appear to be doing well...but the road to survival is long!
A cautionary tale: last year, the Wiyapka Lake Pack had 6 pups that all survived until the beginning of August. After that, the pups started to die one by one. By November, all 6 pups had died. So the fact that all 6 are still alive might not be a great indicator of how many are going to actually make it.
We don’t say this to be depressing or morbid but rather to highlight the general pattern of wolf pup survival. Typically, survival is pretty high through mid-summer. However, it is the late summer to fall period when most pups die.
But who knows what this year holds!? Maybe this litter will fare better than the previous year or maybe it will have the same fate.
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