Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day: a time for flowers, romantic dinners, and, if you're a wolf intent on breeding, something a little different.

When red wolves F1387 and M1483 met at the Wolf Conservation Center only a few short months ago, they were a bit shy. That seemed quite natural, but we were very happy when we began to observe courtship signs such as following each other, parallel walking, and what seemed like flirtatious play. Lately though, the relationship appears to be progressing quite, uh, fluidly, as we've seen the two engage in double marking. It's no box of chocolates, but if it works we're all for it!

4 comments:

Di's Blog Fest said...

it's definitely love at first sight. sooooooo romantic! surely looks like they're getting ready to add to the WCC's population. Fingers and toes crossed!

Jean Ossorio said...

Lovely video! Best wishes to all your breeding animals---hope for both red and Mexican wolf puppies this spring.

Chris said...

Love Bugs!! Hope this ends up with a litter of little fuzzy ones!

Jaqui O said...

This is so amazing! Wolf dating! Can't wait to see the pups -- on line, of course! 'Tis the season.