Toll Free



Nira passed away October 1, 2012 after a short illness with liver cancer. Like with Ingo, we have left this page up in Nira's honor.

Nira is our alpha male by default and perhaps the most social of the two wolves at Wolf Timbers.

Nira displays a lot of intensity and has been given another nickname, that of "KING". Nira seems intent on helping us humans follow the age old wolf pack societal rules that have for so long governed these predators. Simply put, Nira forces us to follow wolf laws. If we follow and conduct ourselves accordingly, Nira is pleasant to be around, and can be amusing at times.

As of September 2000, Nira weighs around 110 pounds and he is beginning to develop more gray in his coat. He is still ever ready to solicit belly rubs from the humans that care for him. He has meet most of his sponsors and generally finds meeting new humans to be interesting.

An interesting event occurred on 9-10-2000. Three volunteers were in the enclosure with the wolves and horseflies were bothering the wolves. Marty, our director, was standing near Nira and all of a sudden, this big horsefly (jumbo horsefly) landed on his leg. Nira witnessed this and ever so delicately nipped the fly off of Marty`s leg and proceeded to kill and eat the horsefly. It was amazing to watch the precision and great eye-teeth coordination that Nira possessed (much to Marty`s delight) in surgically extracting this bothersome fly from Marty`s pant leg.

Keeley, a tawny female wolf is 15 1/2 years old. Currently she is our only survivig wolf of the origianl three. she is a shy wolf and is more apt to run away than confront danger. In fact, Keeley doted on Ingo when he was introduced to the pack in July, 1999 -- so much so that her health became a concern - She had lost weight because she was egurgitating food for Ingo, when Ingo was a pup.

After Nira's passing, Keeley went through and is still going through an adjustment phase. Her favorite past time currently is leash walks.


Ingo passed away August 18, 2011. We have left this page up in his honor.

Ingo was born at Wolf Park on April 22, 1999. His parents are Karin, who had inherited the alpha position when Altair died in late 1997, and Seneca, who inherited the alpha position two weeks later when Orca was removed from the pack after paralyzing himself.

Ingo was introduced to Keeley and Nira On August 8, 1999.



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