A potential love connection on St. Vincent Island

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 09:53 AM.

The new red wolf at St. Vincent Island has educated online viewers of the WCC’s videos and webcams since he was a playful pup, but is now assuming his most important role.

“We’re excited for him because he’ll get to roam around a new territory with his partner and hopefully have pups. He’ll be living life the way a wolf should,” said Maggie Howell, the WCC’s Executive Director, “This is precisely why we participate in the SSP program.”

While the young male wolf, identified by researches by his number M1804, may no longer be under the care of the WCC, the center plans to help keep tabs on him by sponsoring his radio collar so that scientists can track his movements to gain valuable insights into his behavior.

There’s no way to predict whether the pairing will be a love connection, but it might not take long to find out, according to the WCC.

Wolves only breed in the winter, with pups born in the spring, so the wolf’s island sojourn may prove fruitful in just a few months.

And if no love connection?

“Well, at least he’ll get to enjoy warmer weather than we do,” Bose said. “And there’s always next breeding season. Sometimes these things take time.”



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