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Sponsor TigerBorn on March 12, 2013 at Ponce de Leon, Florida
Arrived at Mission: Wolf on April 16, 2013
Lives with Rosie Val
Tiger and his sister Rosie Valkyrie (Val) were born in captivity at a private wolf sanctuary in Florida on March 12th, 2013. With help from M:W staff Pietro and Robyn, the two infants were bottle fed as they traveled across the US and arrived at M:W at the very young age of four weeks. The two pups quickly adapted to their new Rocky Mountain environment and were ready to explore the fresh snow after just a few days. As they learned to eat solid food and gained mobility with their clumsy legs - the two demanded to explore outside and quickly disappeared in the deep snow. They only lasted a few minutes in their first snowy adventure before they scrambled back into the warmth and safety of their new home.
As they have gotten older they have been spending more and more time at the sanctuary. They now spend every day with the ambassadors, and most nights too. Abraham acts as the firm but fair father, Magpie is the doting, worrying mother, and Zeab is the fun uncle whom the pups love to play with, chew on, and bother when he is trying to nap. They are still getting used to greeting large groups of people, but they have showed signs of progress and are starting to come up to the people who sit closest to their den. We are extremely hopeful that they will grow into brave wolves that enjoy meeting people so that they can become the next generation of ambassadors.
Tiger is now the larger of the two puppies. He is still getting used to his larger body, and so is a little awkward and goofy when he runs up to visitors. He is darker in color than his sister Rosie. Born in an enclosure next to tigers, we named him ‘Tiger’ to give him a more confident nature, and with the memory of past ambassador Sabretooth, whom he looks like. He is still a little timid and quiet at first, but when he is comfortable he demonstrates a dominant attitude full of prowess and strength that gives him his spirited personality.