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Arrived at Mission: Wolf on June 1, 1992
Passed away on February 4, 2006
Lived with Merlin, Fenris
Jazmine, her sister, Hina, and brother, Bowdi, were born in April of 1992 to a private breeder in Montana. M:W received a call that three wolf pups were to be euthanized if homes were not found. Staff volunteers rounded up the money for gas and food and headed north to pick them up. Little did we know that the arrival of these three little pups would change the face of Mission:Wolf. Jazmine became the matriarch of M:W because she has had two unexpected litters of pups here. The first was with our wolf Lucus, after he snuck in with the girls through the fence, in 1993. She was so young when her litter was born that she didn’t know how to take care of the pups. So, her brother Bowdi adopted and raised Asha, Tierra, Fenris, Crazy Horse and Whipser. By the time her second litter arrived (after mating with a supposedly vasectomized male), Jazmine had figured it out and successfully cared for Guinness, Ned, Kestrel, Mowgli and Porini.
Jazmine’s grandparents were taken from the wilderness near Barrow Alaska, making her only 2nd generation from the wild. She spent most of her life avoiding and hiding from humans... staff and visitors alike. However, in the three years before her death, Merlin, her companion, began to teach her that humans are not all scary. After that, she would curiously walk up to the fence to investigate what people are doing. Jazmine was given her name in part because of her eyes. Of all the wolves living at M:W, hers were the brightest. Her fiery, yellow eyes allowed her to examine a person with just a simple glance. In photographs, her eyes lit up, and she was featured in the “Wolves of Mission:Wolf” slide show shown across the country.