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1. April 2010
Parc Safari, Canada
News about Kenai:
Kenai, the slightly dominant one from the two Hudson-Bay’s wolves, kept some of this light-brown coloration on the back, which makes him distinguishable from his brother Wapi, whose fur has become almost completely white. Both are now physically grown up, but their maturity has not yet been reached. This is easily perceptive through their puppy-like behavior and their enthusiastic greeting towards us humans. Kenai and Wapi were placed together with Nanuk and Yakon in a new pack, who try to teach them every day how to live peacefully in a group.
Kenai as a puppy:
Kenai is one of four pups who were born on the 1st of April 2010 in Parc Safari, Canada. While his smaller brother Wapi and his two sisters Naaja and Ruby already were flecked with gray when they were babies, Kenai was colored dark grey to black. Although Kenai has already become lighter until today (as a true Hudson-Bay-River wolf he finally should get completely white like his parents and brothers and sisters), this little guy was named “Kenai”, which means “black bear’’. Adopt this Wolf
Apart from the colour – Kenai really lives up to his name. Whereas his little brother Wapi counts more to the category of the “cuddling wolf”, Kenai frequently is more a real little grumbler. Not only his brother is often shown that he really dislikes something at the moment, but also I am (Katrin). True to the motto “to mummy you can do anything” ;O). Then he is always approaching with his tail up high, pulls on the hair, bites into fingers and toes or whatever gets into his way in a trice, and is growling rebelliously.
Of course he behaves completely different to unfamiliar persons. On the con-trary there he is always on his best behavior. Then he acts – exactly like Wapi -like the best baby wolf the world has ever seen. Each new unfamiliar person is effusively friendly greeted with tail wagging and face licking as if there was no tomorrow. As soon as the visitors are gone, he proceeds to the daily routine, which still mainly consists of sleeping, playing and romping at the moment.
Kenai seems to have most fun in attacking his little brother when this one has recently retired to bed. Mostly from ambush he jumps onto his unsuspecting brother and bites him into his ears or legs until Wapi awakes and wants to put an end to the going-ons with a loud growling. Not impressed at all he now runs up to top form and starts maltreating his brother from all sides until Wapi retreats and shows fullest physical play for the last time before both of them fall in to their well-deserved snooze.