Time to reset your clocks... It going to be a beautiful, mild, and LONG day today and no doubt many of us will have a major case of "Spring Fever!" Although all signs point to the arrival of a new season, the official start to spring relies not upon the a calendar date, but a subtle cue from Mother Nature's beasts. Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr have indicated that seasons are changing - they're beginning (just barely) to shed their winter coats.
|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.