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Mexican Wolves, Columbus Zoo

A show of submission between two of the Columbus Zoo's pack.

The Mexican wolves at the Columbus Zoo are part of a breeding program, geared towards reintroducing the wolves to the wild. I have recently learned that, as a result, the zoo doesn't give them names. So... these are two females, but other than that I can't tell you much about them.

They're fun to watch though :)
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RaKa1359 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
epic pic
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Photographer
Thanks :)
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MutilWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
May I use this as a photo reference for drawing? :D

This is a very great capture!
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you!

And yes, you may- so long as I get to see the finished work! (and of course get credit for the original photo) :D
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MutilWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010   Photographer
I absolutely love it :D Awesome job!
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MutilWolf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
:dummy:
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MutilWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Welcome!
Oh yes, of course I'd give you the credit :D
I shall get to work!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist
:clap: impressive capture :)
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
:D Thank you. They're so much fun to watch when they're interacting...
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist
last year i was watching this documentary about a guy who more or less lived with wolves (somewhere in england i think). he raised a pack of them, taught them everything, from howling on ... even ate with them :) he was like the alpha male of the pack
the wolves were already nearing the adulthood when he had to go away for a longer period of time (to fix problems some farmers had with wolves somewhere in the states).. anyway, when he came back he sort of had to reintroduce himself, he was afraid the wolves wouldn't accept him back. of course, in his absence hierarchy changed. it was really interesting to watch how that guy at the end assumed the submissive pose and accepted the new leader. since then his new role was like a peace keeper, he was pretty much at the bottom of the hierarchy. but he was really happy to be back with the pack. his love for those wolves was really incredible :)
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Photographer
Wow, that sounds really cool.

Wolf hierarchy is interesting, I think.
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist
:nod:
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SoraQuasar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW ^_^

I dont think I have ever seen this kind of picture before... I mean.. not a lot of people catched this moment...

your awesome!
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010   Photographer
Aw! Thanks so much! :hug:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Really great capture of the Submission pose. Not an easy shot to pull off!

Nice! :)
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :)

Have I ever mentioned that I really love watching the wolves? >.>
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You might have brought it up from time to time. :D
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   Photographer
:giggle:
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I can tell you a little bit more!! =D There are a total of three females right now, the mother and her two daughters. The mother has sired a total of 23 pups while at the Columbus Zoo, 17 of which were from one male. Considering that there are only 300 still surviving in zoos and the wild, that's very impressive! They're also doing a hands-off care program so that these wolves don't get used to humans which will make their reintroduction to the wild a little easier. =D
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wolfnut2985 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn 23 pups. 17 from one male. she must have enjoyed the time tyed with him XD PERVERTED MIND ATTACK
:stupidme: shut up perverted mind!
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bejeweledhope Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Photographer
:O_o:

Wow... I knew there had been a total of 23 pups born, but I didn't realize they all came from the one mother.

Thanks for sharing! :D
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