Today is the first day of spring! Although the official start to spring can be found on the calendar, subtle cues from Mother Nature are indicators too! Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr are telling us that spring has sprung – they’ve begun to shed their winter coats.
|A sample of the insulating undercoat|
High levels of the hormone contribute to the following:
- Development of the mammary gland for expectant wolf mothers
- Maintenance of lactation – helps milk production in wolf mothers
- Promotion of parental behavior in both males and females and thus enhances pup survival
- Shedding of the undercoat!