Lucky the Maned Wold Pup

Lucky the Maned Wold Pup


(bright music) – Lucky is an awesome maned wolf puppy who has a very interesting story. She came to us from Zoo Boise in Idaho. And Zoo Boise keepers were awesome. They saw that something was
going wrong with the litter. They went in right away, and
they were able to save her. I work at the Endangered Wolf Center, which is near St. Louis, Missouri, and it is an amazing facility
that focuses on conserving endangered species of canid. And all a canid is something that’s a member of a dog family, so wolves, foxes, coyotes,
even your domestic dogs at home are all part of the canid family. So Lucky, as you know, is a maned wolf, and she is very active. She loves to run and play, investigate, and one of the things that
we were doing with her today was giving her enrichment to bring out those natural behaviors. So we did stuff that helped
her practice her auditory, her visual so she could see things. She also had to pounce
and play and forage, and then she got to chase. And today we gave her a box
filled with different scents and as well as crickets. So she could hear the crickets in the box and practice listening skills. She could see the box and see
that the crickets were moving and practice chasing them. And she also had to problem solve. So it was a puzzle. How do you get in there
and get those crickets out? (relaxing music) Lucky’s a special wolf. I mean, we have just
seen her grow and blossom from the whole time that we’ve had her. One of my favorite parts about her is how inquisitive she is. She loves exploring everything. She loves meeting new people. She loves getting out and
just using her senses, sniffing everything,
listening to everything, and she just learns so much so fast. And as you can see now, Lucky
is an amazing, healthy wolf. She’s growing like crazy,
and she has become an awesome ambassador animal for her species.

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