It's 70 degrees out today and WCC staff and volunteers have a major case of "Spring Fever!" Too bad one member of the WCC family chooses not to celebrate the warm winds, I think he has a case the "Balmy Blues." Atka has barely begun to shed his coat so he's better equipped for a blizzard than a warm front.
|A sample of the insulating undercoat|
1) Development of the mammary gland for expectant wolf mothers
2) Maintenance of lactation - helps milk production in wolf mothers
3) Promotion of parental behavior in both males and females and thus enhances pup survival
4) Shedding of the undercoat!
So longer days alter the chemical makeup of wolves and help ensure that they spend the spring and summer months in comfort with their happy healthy packs.