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Let the Fur Begin

May 10, 2010

A few weeks ago I told you about the wolves’ beautiful, thick winter coats. As promised, here’s an update.

If you haven’t noticed, it’s getting pretty toasty lately. We still have those nice cool evenings, but sometimes the daytime temperatures are up in the 80s. Well, the wolves finally got the memo and it’s time to let the fur fly.

If you’ve never seen a wolf shed it’s coat, it is quite a sight. Fortunately, you have a lot of time to do so, as it takes several weeks to happen. The wolves’ fur is so thick that it doesn’t even look like fur when it comes out. It looks like cotton. It comes out in huge chunks, so they look kind of patchy and funny. However, no matter how much comes out, there is always more. We love to help them by pulling it out when we go on stage.

If you’d like to see this sight, come by Wolf Haven on your next visit to the park. Who knows … with all that fur floating through the air, you might go home with a free souvenir.

Wolf Trainer at Busch Gardens

One Comment leave one →
  1. Teresa permalink
    May 11, 2010 10:04 am

    For a horse’s winter coat, I love using jelly scrubbers. The coarse side massages and the fine side sweeps up the hair.

    However, some people prefer the traditional rubber curry and shedding blade method.

    I’m sure the wolves LOVE having a little help in shedding their winter coats.

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