Meet Our Wolves
Inuk (2005- )
From early on, this Rocky Mountain gray wolf seemed to be curious, a natural leader, and playful with his pack. As his pack as grown, he has continued to be a stong leader, often leading by example. Inuk is usually one of the first wolves to at the fence to investigate guests during our regularly scheduled tours. Often times the public will observe Inuk scent-marking the fence or a tree by rubbing his face on it, making for some great photo opportunities.
Chaco (1995-2012): aka M185
Chaco, a male Mexican gray wolf, was born on April 19, 1995 at the Alameda Park Zoo in New Mexico. He lived out his days here at the Califonia Wolf Center as the alpha male of his wolf pack. He lived to the impressive, and record holding, age of 17 years. We will never forget his vivacious personality.
F892 (2004- )
Mexican wolf F892 was born in 2004 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. She came to the California Wolf Center along with three of her sisters in November of 2005 as part of an official transfer through the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan. She played a critical role for many years as an ambassador wolf, teaching the public about her subspecies. F892 has recently been retired to live out her golden years with her sister F891.
Kiana (2005- )
From early on, this Rocky Mountain gray wolf has been curious, coy, playful and dominant around the other females. She is curious about people as well, generally making an appearence during our regularly scheduled tours. Her curiosity about humans has been very helpful in educating the public about wolves, especially the type of wolf expected to return to the wildlands of California!
For many years, Taku was the first Rocky Mountain gray wolf that visitors saw. He helped the California Wolf Center raise awareness about wolf recovery far beyond the conservation center in Julian. Taku was a wolf with a lot of personality, often seen starting play within his pack. Taku was also the babysitter of new puppies born into his pack, making sure they were fed and always had someone to chase. He will be greatly missed.
Ketchikan (2005- )
This Rocky Mountain gray wolf is usually shy around humans, but is often heard howling at night with his pack. As a dominant wolf in his pack, he is seen in mob greetings being shown respect by lower ranking wolves. He has very distinct colorations in his coat which easily set him apart from his pack mates.
M863 (2004- )
Born at Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico, M863 is a Mexican wolf that has resided at the California Wolf Center since 2008. He has fathered multiple litters and always proves to be a terrific father, showing both patience and leadership. With so few Mexican wolves surviving today, M863 has played a large role in increasing that number and helping his subspecies return from the brink of extinction.
F1046 (2006- )
This Mexican wolf was born in the wild in April 2006. In December 2008, she was transferred to the California Wolf Center with her mother (F667) and a male (M863). She is one of the most genetically valuable females in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program, and she is currently paired with M863.