Grey Wolf Pup Twins Born at Norway's Dyreparken
July 22, 2013
Two Grey Wolf pups were born around May 20th at Norway's Dyreparken. On June 6, they got their health checkup. The sex of the pups was determined: one boy and one girl. The male weighed in at 5.20 pounds (2.36 k) and the female at 4.53 pounds (2.02 k). They also had a micro-chip inserted as an ID tag. This brings the Wolf pack living in the Nordic area of Dyreparken to eight.
The Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) develops strong social bonds, using a complex communication system of howls, barks, growls, and whines. They live, hunt, and travel in packs of 4-7, with an alpha male and female. They often demonstrate deep affection for their family and may even sacrifice themselves to protect the family unit. The pack typically cares for the pups until they become more independent at 10 months of age.
Watch the pups as they get their checkup in the video below.
See more pictures of the pups after the fold: